Rolls Royce F130

USAF confirms the B-52H will become the B-52J once it gets new engines

USAF confirms the B-52H will become the B-52J once it gets new engines

The USAF expects B-52J bombers with both new engines and new radars to be available for operational use before the… Read More

1 year ago

The new engines will remain on wing for the remainder of the BUFF life: Rolls-Royce has begun testing F130 engines for the USAF B-52 Stratofortress fleet

The new engines will extend the life of the B-52 aircraft for 30 years. F130 engines are so durable they… Read More

1 year ago

With CERP the B-52 will get an APU made by Honeywell and will no longer require an external cart nor gunpowder cartridges for starting up its engines

Thanks to the Honeywell APU the reengined B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft will meet operational quick-start requirements without the use of… Read More

2 years ago

B-52 Stratofortress Commercial Engine Replacement Program completed wind tunnel testing

The B-52 Stratofortress Commercial Engine Replacement Program wind tunnel testing was completed using similar models used by engineers in the… Read More

2 years ago

B-52H aircrews are now trained to operate the BUFF with just four members instead of the usual five

In years to come, the B-52 Stratofortress is scheduled to get a new radar, a new set of engines, and… Read More

2 years ago

The B-52H will be redesignated the B-52J or possibly B-52K when it gets a new radar and new engines

Since some of the new APG-79B4 radars will be installed on the B-52 bombers before the new Rolls-Royce F130 engines,… Read More

2 years ago

Cost of the B-52 Re-Engining Program has Increased 50 Percent because of Integration Issues

The cost increases have more to do with integrating the engines on the B-52, which is a Boeing effort, and… Read More

2 years ago

Rolls Royce F130 selected as new engine for the B-52 bomber fleet

The competitive single award contract provides for 608 military derivative commercial engines, plus spare engines for a total of 650… Read More

3 years ago

Rolls-Royce to offer F130 turbofan for B-52 re-engine competition. If it wins, it will build them in Indianapolis.

For its fleet of 76 B-52s, the Air Force needs over 600 engines, plus some spares. Rolls-Royce pegged the requirement… Read More

5 years ago