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Hawkeyes to undergo engine repair

29th April 2021 - 08:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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A sailor inspects the engine of an E-2C Hawkeye on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. (Photo: USN/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim Godbee)

Rolls-Royce will repair the power section, torque meter, gearbox and accessories on US E-2 Hawkeye aircraft.

US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Rolls-Royce a $21.74 million contract modification to repair T56-A-427 engines on the twin-engine E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning and control aircraft.

Rolls-Royce will repair the power section, torque meter, gearbox and accessories in accordance with Navy depot manuals and approved repair practices.

Work will be performed in San Antonio, Texas (70%); Winnipeg, Canada (25%); and Indianapolis, Indiana (5%), and is expected to be completed in January 2022. 

Shephard Defence Insight notes that the T56-A-427 has eight propellers and weighs 880kg while generating 4,590shp. The compressor is a 14-stage axial and the turbine a four-stage axial.

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