|Quoting litz (Reply 6):|
And don't forget, as the DC9's and MD80s get retired ... a plentiful supply of engines and engine parts.
|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 7):|
Pratt has just recently restarted production of the JT8D-219 for this project. The E-8 will get new production units.
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 10):|
It would make sense to reengine the USAF E-3B/Cs with the F-108 (CFM-56) engines of the E-6Bs, KC-135Rs, and some RC-135 models..
|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 11):|
AWACSSooner: wasn't the mantra a few years ago "We've got all the JT3s we ever need" in storage?