KUALA LUMPUR—The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has become the first international customer to update its C-130H transport fleet with the Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 engine upgrade. Rolls-Royce said in a statement that the upgrade will help the RTAF lower its Hercules operational costs due to reduced maintenance requirements and potential fuel savings of more than 12 %. It will also enable the fleet to remain in service until at least 2040.  RTAF operates 12 C-130 transports, ...

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