USA—3 Firms Chosen To Compete For B-52 Bomber Re-Engining Program

Aviation Week And Space Technology | 05/21/2020

The U.S. Air Force has selected three companies to bid for its program to re-engine its aging B-52 bombers, reports Aviation Week & Space Technology. The request for proposals (RFP) released on Monday invites GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce to bid for the work. The program calls for 608 engines to replace all eight engines on each of the 76 B-52s in service. The aging TF33 engines on the bombers will be unsustainable by 2030, according to the Air Force. GE is...

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