Lockheed Martin's C-130J aircraft re-engine programme: challenges & results [Aero India 2011]

Chief Test Pilot of airlift aircrafts manufactured by the Lockheed Martin Aerospace company, Mr. Wayne Roberts, spoke at the seminar organised during the biennial Aero India Air Show held in the Indian city of Bengaluru [Bangalore] in the month of February. His talk revolved around the Lockheed Martin programme to replace the legacy Turboprop engine powering the Hercules with the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D3 turboprop & 6 blade Dowty propeller on the Super Hercules to increase the power & thrust available to the aircraft & its associated benefits. Due to the increased thrust generated by the turboprops, the aircraft faced new challenges relating to its flight handling characteristics that needed to be addressed before the re-engined aircraft could be certified for use by Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] & how it went about addressing those issues. Aero India https://www.aeroindia.in/Main.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aero_India http://www.aeroindiaseminar.com/ http://www.aeroindia.gov.in/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aero_India_Seminar http://aeroindialive.nic.in/ Lockheed Martin http://www.lockheedmartin.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Martin http://twitter.com/lockheedmartin http://twitter.com/LockheedEES Rolls-Royce AE 2100 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_AE_2100 http://www.rolls-royce.com/defence/products/transporters/ae_2100.jsp Dowty Rotol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowty_Rotol Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] http://www.faa.gov/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Aviation_Administration Video courtesy: Aero India Live http://aeroindialive.nic.in Moi blog: AA Me http://www.aame.in/
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