AFA 2020: Collins Aerospace Systems secures new orders for NP2000 propeller system on C-130H aircraft

by Pat Host

Collins Aerospace Systems has received an order for an additional 30 of its NP2000 propeller systems to be installed on US Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules medium transport/multirole aircraft, according to a company statement.

With the receipt of this new order, bringing the total order to 55 C-130Hs, Collins Aerospace continues progress toward the USAF’s plan to retrofit roughly 160 C-130H aircraft with the NP2000 system. The NP2000 features eight composite blades and a digital electronic propeller control system (EPCS) that brings a 20% thrust increase during take-off, a 20 db sound reduction in the cockpit, and a 50% reduction in maintenance man-hours.

A US Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130H with the first combined installation of Collins Aerospace’s NP2000 propellers and electronic propeller control system (EPCS). Collins Aerospace Systems is now under contract to deliver 91 NP2000 systems to various Pentagon customers. (Collins Aerospace Systems)

A US Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130H with the first combined installation of Collins Aerospace’s NP2000 propellers and electronic propeller control system (EPCS). Collins Aerospace Systems is now under contract to deliver 91 NP2000 systems to various Pentagon customers. (Collins Aerospace Systems)

Collins Aerospace Systems is now under contract to deliver 91 NP2000 systems to various Pentagon customers. The company has installed 34 of its 91 NP2000 orders from these Department of Defense customers.

Collins Aerospace Systems has 24 orders from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to install new propeller systems on the C/KC-130T aircraft and has installed 17. Collins Aerospace Systems has installed all 10 orders for the NP2000 on the USAF 109th Airlift Wing’s LC-130 aircraft.

The company has also installed its two orders from the USAF Air Worthiness Review (AWR) for the NP2000 on the unit’s C-130H test aircraft. Of its 55 orders for the NP2000 from the Air Force Reserve and ANG for their C-130H platforms, Collins Aerospace Systems has installed five.

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Collins Aerospace Systems has received an order for an additional 30 of its NP2000 propeller systems...

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