Tag: Pratt & Whitney TF33

Rolls-Royce to offer F130 turbofan for B-52 re-engine competition. If it wins, it will build them in Indianapolis.
A staff member from the House Armed Services Committee says the USAF will now have to lock down the requirements and show how it intends to test to those requirements. U.S. lawmakers has demanded that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) defines clear requirements for the B-52 re-engine program before they provide funding.
Pratt & Whitney to offer PW815 for B-52 re-engine program
The PW815 is rated at 16,011 lbf and currently powers the Gulfstream G600 business jet Jane’s says Pratt & Whitney is likely to offer its PW815 engine for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) highly-anticipated Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber re-engining program. “Our primary focus is TF33 sustainment,” Pratt & Whitney military engines president Matthew Bromberg told Jane’s on 12 June at parent...
USAF could re-engine its B-52 bomber fleet with Rolls Royce BR725
The Rolls Royce BR725 engines would require a reduced number of air refueling tankers, would avoid obsolescence risks older engines could pose and could provide a 34% improvement in fuel consumption over existing engines According to Flight Global if the U.S. Air Force (USAF) eventually decides to re-engine its B-52 bomber fleet, ​Rolls Royce (R-R) will pitch its BR725 turbofan...

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