Tuesday, April 2, 2013

T56 engine enhancements tested

Final element of testing Series 3.5 enhancements to Rolls-Royce's T56 engine successfully Have Been Conducted by the company and the U.S. Air Force.

The T56 is used on C-135 Hercules aircraft and completion of the tests will lead to military and Federal Aviation Administration certification for the enhanced power systems.

"Completion of the final element of the testing results from Underlined HAS Earlier flight tests and Demonstrates continued success for the Series 3.5 for the T56 engine," Said Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President Tom Hartmann. "The fuel savings of 9.7 percent, more performance and reliability improvements, What They give operators exactly need.

"Interest from U.S. and international C-130 operators continued to grow and we look forward to U.S. Air Force and FAA certification qualification by the end of the year."

Rolls-Royce Said Demonstrated testing the durability of the new blades, vanes and other shares of the engine over a period of 400 hours and 1,000 cycles. Test results exceeded expectations for Reduced fuel consumption and reliability.

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