Rolls Royce Brings Engines to US Defense

In 2013, The British aircraft engine manufacture, Rolls Royce, was awarded two US Government engine maintenance contracts. The first contract, valued over $406 Million, calls for Rolls Royce to provide parts and maintenance for Allison T56 engines that are utilized by US Military aircrafts. Allison T56 engines were originally manufactured by the Allison Engine Company until the company was acquired by Rolls Royce in 1995.

The engine is a military spec, single shaft, modular turboprop driven by a four stage turbine and is used on the C-130 Hercules, C-2 Greyhound, E-2 Hawkeye, P-3 Orion, and the Lockheed Electra Allison Convair 580. Rolls Royce will provide parts and maintenance for thousands of Allison T56 engines over the course of 6 years. The second contract, valued at $90 Million, was awarded to Rolls Royce by the US Navy.

This contract calls for Rolls Royce to deliver engine repairs to the E-2 Hawkeye aircraft. This particular aircraft, also known as the “Super Fudd” is manufactured by Northrop Grumman and used for airborne early warning and control. Rolls Royce has been contracted to deliver E-2 Hawkeye engine repairs for a period of 5 years. Rolls Royce is a British company that designs, manufactures, and distributes power systems. Headquartered in the City of Westminster, London, Rolls Royce is the world’s second-largest manufacture of aircraft engines.

Employing over 55,000 people, the public limited company has met over $15 Billion in yearly revenue and is the world’s 16th largest defense contractor. ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Aerospace, is a leading distributor of all Rolls Royce parts. Please contact ASAP Aerospace today at or at our toll free number 1-(866)-756-8540 and one of our experienced sales representatives will be ready to assist you.


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