Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 2013
Total Production: 880
Also Known As: T56 Series 3.5
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: Rolls-Royce
Parent System: T56
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 17,000
Family Members: T56-A-15, T56-A-16, T56-A-17, T56-A-425, T56-A-427 and T56-A-7
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Description: The T56 engine is the leading large turboprop in the world on the basis of units sold. It is reliable and robust and has been installed in both civil and military aircraft.

The T56-A-501D engine has been provided to power the United States Air Force (USAF) upgraded C-130H transport aircraft.

T56-A-501D Applications

Support Aircraft C-130H Hercules

T56-A-501D News

There are 5 news between
17 Sep 2013 and 18 Jun 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019Thailand Selects T56 Series 3.5 to Upgrade C-130H Aircraft
Thursday, December 1, 2016US Air Force C-130H Completes First Flight Equipped with T56 Series 3.5 Engines
Tuesday, October 20, 2015US Air Force Contract Launches Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 Upgrade into C-130 Fleet
Wednesday, February 19, 2014Rolls-Royce Demonstrates 13 Percent Fuel Savings on T56 Engine
Tuesday, September 17, 2013Rolls-Royce T56 Engine Enhancement Receives FAA Type Certificate

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America880
Engines potentially upgrading USAF fleet of 220 C-130H aircraft

Grand Total 8802
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