J57pw43 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1572 times:
Hi, I was wondering why the USAF would re-engine the B52H with a non american RB.211 engine when the PW2037, 2040 or 2043 would be a fine replacement & is designed and built in the US. What is exactly wrong with the PW2000 series engines? I mean, Delta, United, Northwest & TWA bought ALOT of 757's with this engine. I know that UPS & Condor used to use the PW2000 on their 757's then switched to the RB211. If the PW2000 series are that bad that even the USAF does not want them, who would. I have even heard that the PW2040 was not the engine that the USAF wanted on the C-17, but finally chose it because it was an american engine. I am fully aware that the RB211 would be built in the US by allison for the B52 re-engining, if this really does take place. I guess P&W days are numbered .
Tarantine From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1523 times:
Just because that the usaf does not want the PW2000 series does not mean they are no good! But I too have wondered what made the rolls royce version supposedly better than the PW2037. I have read that the TU-204 is also defecting to RR instead of the PW2000's
Jt8djet From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 1514 times:
I would not say P&W days are numbered.
I am far from an expert on the subject, but being a line mechanic with experience on both engines. The RR engines tend to stay on wing longer than the PW.
With respects to UPS, They still have 35 757's with PW on them. They also have an order in with Airbus for 30 Pratt powered A300's