First Chilean Air Force C-130 Integrated With Collins Aerospace NP2000 Propeller System
Collins Aerospace introduced immediately that the primary Chilean Air Power (CAF) C-130 has efficiently upgraded to the NP2000 propeller system. The completion of this set up marks a significant milestone because it serves as the primary worldwide C-130 upgraded with NP2000. Beneath the order, Collins will improve the Chilean Air Power’s C-130 fleet together with C-130B, C-130E, KC-130R and C-130H mannequin variants. With its eight composite blades and the Digital Propeller Management System (EPCS), the NP2000 propeller techniques presents a number of advantages in comparison with our legacy techniques together with: as much as 20 p.c thrust enhance throughout take-off, roughly 20db sound discount within the cockpit and as much as 50 p.c discount in upkeep hours.
“This set up of the complete NP2000 propeller system marks the primary worldwide modernization of the C-130 for the Chilean Air Power,” mentioned Quinlan Lyte, senior director, Propeller Programs, Collins Aerospace. “Our modern NP2000 system incorporates subtle, state-of-the-art applied sciences designed to reinforce effectivity and increase plane availability, in addition to lowering crew fatigue and security. We sit up for persevering with to work with the Chilean Air Power and different future worldwide prospects to assist them maximize the efficiency and availability of their C-130 fleet.”
The NP2000 reduces upkeep time and price, whereas offering useful diagnostics for plane upkeep groups. Not like the prevailing propeller system, the NP2000 permits operators to take away and substitute particular person blades on-wing, with out eradicating all the propeller system. This ends in important value financial savings per flight hour, in addition to diminished upkeep labor hours. Over the remaining lifespan of the C-130, this might equal to tens of millions in financial savings. Together with C-130 variants, NP2000 has been in service with U.S. and worldwide prospects on the Northrop Grumman E-2 and C-2 since 2004 with over a million flight hours. NP2000 can be deliberate to be used on the P-3 Orion. This modern propeller system shortens heavyweight take off by roughly 300 meters with as much as 20 p.c larger propeller takeoff thrust.
This modern propeller system shortens heavyweight take off by roughly 300 meters with as much as 20 p.c larger propeller takeoff thrust. And by decreasing airframe noise and vibration, the MTBF of extra plane techniques enhance, whereas crew fatigue can lower. Collins Aerospace is engaged in designing, manufacturing and servicing techniques and parts for industrial aviation, enterprise aviation, army and protection, helicopters, house, airports, and different industries. Collins Aerospace has six strategic enterprise items: Aerostructures, Avionics, Interiors, Mechanical Programs, Missions Programs, and Energy & Controls.
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