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AE 2100
RR AE 2100 of C-27J.jpg
The Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D2A of a C-27J
Type Turboprop
National origin United States
Manufacturer Allison Engine Company
Rolls-Royce plc
Major applications Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules
Alenia C-27J Spartan
ShinMaywa US-2
C-130J Hercules with six-bladed props
The AE 2100D3 engines of a USAF C-130J are ready for inspection at Ramstein Air Base

The Rolls-Royce AE 2100 is a turboprop developed by Allison Engine Company, now part of Rolls-Royce North America. A derivative of the Allison AE 1107C-Liberty (Rolls-Royce T406) turboshaft engine, the AE 2100 shares the same high-pressure core as that engine, as does the Rolls-Royce AE 3007. The engine is a two-shaft design, and was the first to use dual FADECs (full authority digital engine control) to control both engine and propeller. There are two versions of the engine: the civil AE2100A, and the AE2100D3 military variant.

The engine uses new six-bladed Dowty propellers for use on the 50-seat Saab 2000 and the Lockheed C-130J Hercules military transport. Each engine develops 4,591 shaft horsepower.



Specifications (AE 2100D2)[edit]

Data from Rolls-Royce product data sheet.[2]

General characteristics

  • Type: Turboprop
  • Length: 118 in (3.0 m)
  • Diameter: 28.7 in (0.73 m)
  • Dry weight: 1,727 lb (783 kg)


  • Compressor: 14-stage axial
  • Turbine: 2-stage HP, 2-stage PT


See also[edit]

Related development
Related lists


  • Leyes II, Richard A.; William A. Fleming (1999). The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. ISBN 1-56347-332-1. 

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