Rolls-Royce delivers 1,500th Engine to Lockheed Martin for C-130J

 - November 17, 2013, 8:15 AM

Rolls Royce (Stand 1845) celebrated last week the completion of the 1,500th AE 2100 engine, destined for installation on a Lockheed Martin C-130J and scheduled for delivery to the U.S. Air Force next year. The engine is manufactured and assembled at the company’s Indianapolis, Indiana facility. More than 300 of the four-engined C-130J military transports have been delivered or are on order to customers in 15 countries, according to Rolls-Royce. The company’s firm and announced order book stood at over $110 billion on June 30, 2013. “Delivery of the 1,500th AE 2100 engine marks an important accomplishment for Rolls-Royce,” said John Gallo, president of defense programs at the company.