Tag: Rolls Royce BR725

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 to start B-52 re-engine competition in the first quarter of 2019
The USAF  is looking to acquire at least 608 new, commercially available turbofan engines to replace the eight Pratt & Whitney TF33s each B-52 carries The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is gearing up to start the process of getting new engines for the B-52 bomber in the first quarter of 2019. Flight Global says a winner will be selected four to...
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...