Who won the B-52 re engine?

Who won the B-52 re engine?

Rolls-Royce won the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program, or CERP. The contract, announced Sept. 24, is worth $2.6 billion if all options are exercised.

What aircraft use the F130 engine?

F130 powers the C-37 and E-11 BACN aircraft in the USAF fleet.

Will the re engined B-52 have 4 or 8 engines?

As is true today, the eight engines will fit in four nacelles. While USAF once considered four large-fan commercial engines instead, it stuck with eight to avoid substantial redesign of the wing, cockpit, and other components, and to minimize risk and delay.

What is the range of a B-52?

8,800 miBoeing B-52 Stratofortress / Range
It has an unrefueled combat range in excess of 8,800 miles (14,080 kilometers). For more than 60 years, B-52s have been the backbone of the strategic bomber force for the United States. The B-52 is capable of dropping or launching the widest array of weapons in the U.S. inventory.

Why does the B-52 have 8 engines?

Today’s commercial turbofans are so much more advanced than the TF33 engines currently powering the bombers—there are eight on each plane—that the Air Force believes it can get a 30% gain in fuel efficiency and (given less weight) a 40% gain in range.

Are B-52 still being made?

The B-52 completed 60 years of continuous service with its original operator in 2015. After being upgraded between 2013 and 2015, the last airplanes are expected to serve into the 2050s.

Which jet has Rolls-Royce engine?

On 17 April 2015, it was announced that Rolls-Royce had received its largest order to date worth £6.1bn ($9.2bn) to supply engines for 50 Emirates A380 planes. On 6 April 2004, Boeing announced that it had selected both Rolls-Royce and General Electric to power its new 787.

How many B-52s were shot down in Vietnam?

Only 90 of 99 planned B-52s sorties were effective and six BUFFs were shot down. Two Gs and one D were lost in the first wave and an identical number were downed in the third wave. Three were struck prior to bomb release and three afterward; four went down near Hanoi while two made it out of North Vietnam.

Who makes the best aircraft engines in the world?

CFM International
Table 2: Top Commercial Aircraft Engine Manufacturers According to North American Market Share*

Company Engines Produced Worldwide
1 CFM International 21,622
2 GE Aviation 11,227
3 Pratt & Whitney 3,669
4 Rolls-Royce 5,606

How many helicopter pilots died in Vietnam?

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) estimates that over 100,000 helicopter pilots and crew members served during the Vietnam War. Over 4,800 helicopter pilots and crew members were killed in action, and more than 300 are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.