Defence

Our propellers work in the some of the world’s harshest environments.

Powered by Dowty’s propellers, military transporters such as the Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules and the Leonardo C-27J Spartan are reliable, efficient, and adaptable workhorses. Often first in and last out of humanitarian disaster areas, and recently used to deliver Covid-19 vaccines, the missions of the military transporter take them to some of the most hard-to-reach places on our planet. To enable continued performance in these very extreme conditions, our propeller system was designed to be easy to maintain and repair in the field, as well as being resistant to water and dust ingress. 

Through years of experience, Dowty has evolved its product adapted to its core purpose. For example, Dowty offers defence customers an extra-durable coating for their propellers for use in extreme operating environments. Dowty propellers also equip amphibious aircraft and marine hovercraft and this experience has helped us develop our learning and capability for dealing with harsh operational environments. 

Some of Our Military Partners

royal air force

Aircraft That Fly With Dowty Propellers

Lockheed Martin C-130J EIS 1999
No. of blades Control solution Engine Special features
6

Integrated, FADEC hosted propeller controls

Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3

Increased performance and efficiency over previous iterations. Simple hub construction to ease maintenance. Designed for resilience in extreme conditions.

Leonardo C-27J EIS 2006
No. of blades Control solution Engine Special features
6

Integrated, FADEC hosted propeller controls

Rolls-Royce AE 2100D2 

High thrust capability for leading decent and climb rate.

ShinMaywa Industries Ltd US-2 EIS 2007
No. of blades Control solution Engine Special features
6 Separate propeller electronic controller

Rolls-Royce AE2100J

Capability for take off in 280m without runway

Textron Systems LCAC Hovercraft EIS 1987
No. of blades Control solution Engine Special features
4 Not applicable

Vericor Power Systems’  ETF40B

Extreme hostile environment capability

Take a look at our services page to see how we keep these aircraft mission ready through our exceptional support capability. And for support with airline initial provisioning, military spares or tooling enquiries, speak to us via our contact page.

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