General Electric Eyes Sustainment Requirement in US Air Force's B-52 Re-Engining Programme

GE is looking for the US Air Force to define the reliability requirement for its B-52 re-engining How reliability is defined could lean the company towards offering its new Passport or CF34-10 engines How the US Air Force (USAF) defines and quantifies the reliability requirement in its B-52 re-engining effort will help General Electric (GE)...
  • GE is looking for the US Air Force to define the reliability requirement for its B-52 re-engining
  • How reliability is defined could lean the company towards offering its new Passport or CF34-10 engines

How the US Air Force (USAF) defines and quantifies the reliability requirement in its B-52 re-engining effort will help General Electric (GE) determine its offering, according to a company executive.

Karl Sheldon, vice-president and general manager of GE Aviation’s large military engines business, told Jane’s on 28 June that the company wants to know how the USAF will value the fuel burn benefit versus proven reliability in its eventual B-52 re-engining request for proposal (RFP).

Source: www.janes.com