Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to help improve the fuel efficiency of its Lockheed Martin C-130 transport fleet.

The company will use fuel usage analysis and modelling techniques developed for use by civil airlines to help reduce the fuel consumption and environmental impact of the RAAF.

The 12-month agreement will cover the fleet of C-130s based at RAAF Base Richmond in New South Wales. An on-site fuel manager will be integrated with the squadron and will analyse fuel usage data, utilising technology developed by Optimised Systems and Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce.

Source: Flight International