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US Air Force Orders Collins Aerospace NP2000 Propeller System for More C-130H


US Air Force Orders Collins Aerospace NP2000 Propeller System for More C-130H

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Collins Aerospace has been selected to deliver NP2000 propeller systems for an additional 26 C-130H aircraft for the U.S. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. The U.S. Air Force plans to retrofit approximately 140 C-130H with NP2000 and has now ordered NP2000 upgrades for 83 C-130H aircraft. Collins has installed the system on 16 Air Force C-130H to date, including aircraft for the Georgia, Nevada and Wyoming Air National Guard units. With the Collins NP2000 propeller system upgrade, your C-130H aircraft gains proven benefits that, previously, only a new aircraft could provide.

“NP2000 incorporates advanced technologies that provide operators increased thrust, reduced maintenance and enhanced crew comfort,” said Quinlan Lyte, senior director, Propeller Systems for Collins Aerospace. “For these reasons, the Air Force has made NP2000 a central part of its C-130H modernization efforts.”

US Air Force Orders Collins Aerospace NP2000 Propeller System for More C-130H
US Air Force C-130H Hercules with Collins Aerospace NP2000 Propeller System

Benefits like greater reliability that can cut your maintenance costs in half. With its eight composite blades and digital Electronic Propeller Control System (EPCS), NP2000 offers a 20 percent thrust increase during take-off ( approximately 300 meters shorter), a 50 percent reduction in maintenance man-hours and a 20db sound reduction in the cockpit compared to legacy systems. NP2000 is also in service with U.S. and international customers on the E-2 and C-2 aircraft. The system has accumulated more than 1 million flight hours since entering service in 2004. All this and more. All at a fraction of the price of a new aircraft.

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

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