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Paris Air Show: Collins Aerospace awarded NP2000 propeller upgrades

18th June 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Collins Aerospace Systems is to suport NP2000 propeller upgrades for 24 Lockheed Martin C-130H aircraft for the US Air National Guard (ANG).

The contract was awarded by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency.

In addition to the 12 NP2000 propeller upgrades Collins Aerospace has already completed, this award will bring the total number of C-130H ANG upgrades the company has carried out to 36.  

With more intelligent and more electric technologies, Collins Aerospace’s NP2000 propeller system improves operational performance of the aircraft, while reducing maintenance time and cost. With eight composite blades and digital electronic propeller control system (EPCS), the NP2000 offers reduction in vibration and interior noise (approximately 15db sound reduction in the cockpit), and thrust increase of approximately 20 percent increase in low-speed acceleration. The NP2000 also allows operators to remove and replace individual blades on-wing, without removing the entire propeller system.

The company has also announced that it will support maintenance of the NP2000’s EPCS for the US Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The company has already upgraded 24 Lockheed Martin C/KC-130T aircraft for NAVAIR.

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