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SGA2012: Rolls-Royce helps military customers with fuel management

16th February 2012 - 07:40 GMT | by Darren Lake in Singapore


Rolls-Royce announced at Singapore Airshow that it had signed an 'innovative' fuel management contract with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The company is also showing potential other customers how the capability works.

This first contract of its type in the military market will see Rolls-Royce assist the RAAF in improving the fuel efficiency of its C-130 fleet using analysis and modelling techniques developed for civil airlines to help reduce fuel consumption (typically between 1-3%) and decrease the environmental impact of flights.

Nick Durham, president customer business UK and international - Defence, told Shephard: 'We engaged with them as part

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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