LOS ANGELES – Rolls-Royce is increasingly optimistic it will receive funding for retrofit of upgraded T56 engines for the U.S. Air Force and Reserve/National Guard C-130H fleets following better-than-expected results from recently completed flight tests of a P-3 powered by a full shipset of the same modified turboprops. Results of the flight, conducted last week on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) P-3, indicated the T56 Series 3.5 kit produced around a 12% fuel ...

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