GE, Rolls, Pratt Vie For B-52 Engine Upgrade

Credit: Candidates to upgrade the B-52's 1961-vintage TF33 low-bypass turbofan include the GE Aviation CF34-10, Pratt & Whitney TF33 Engine Enhancement Package and Rolls-Royce BR700: U.S. Air Force
Engine manufacturers are lining up to upgrade or replace the Boeing B-52H’s outdated and inefficient Pratt & Whitney TF33 low-bypass turbofan engines to keep the mighty Cold War bomber flying beyond 2050. U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson told Congress on March 8 that the...

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