Rolls-Royce delivers 1,500th engine to Lockheed Martin for C-130J – Nov 15, 2013– Marietta, USA (Techreleased) – Rolls-Royce has completed its 1,500th AE 2100 engine for installation on a Lockheed Martin C-130J aircraft, scheduled for delivery to the US Air Force in 2014.

C-130J Super Hercules
C-130J Super Hercules

The milestone demonstrates the continued success of the versatile and proven C-130J military transport aircraft and its powerful, reliable and fuel-efficient turboprop engines. More than 300 of the four-engine transports have been delivered or are on order to customers in 15 countries, across 16 different mission types.

The 1,500th engine was delivered to Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, GA, facility following a celebration event at Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis, IN, where AE 2100 engines are manufactured, assembled and tested.

John Gallo, Rolls-Royce, President Defense Programs, “Delivery of the 1,500th AE 2100 engine marks an important accomplishment for Rolls-Royce, and we are excited to celebrate with our valued partner, Lockheed Martin. This accomplishment also serves as a reminder of how crucial it is that we continue to focus on innovation and efficiency, to ensure this important partnership endures for decades to come.”