PW2000's In Big Trouble?

Sun Dec 03, 2000 4:15 am

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 .

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RE: PW2000's In Big Trouble?

Sun Dec 03, 2000 5:27 am

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

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RE: PW2000's In Big Trouble?

Sun Dec 03, 2000 6:40 am

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

RE: PW2000's In Big Trouble?

Sun Dec 03, 2000 12:48 pm

Ive heard the reason Condor chose RR to power the 753s, while they have 2000s on their 752s is because of the maintence problems experienced with the type.

RE: PW2000's In Big Trouble?

Sun Dec 03, 2000 9:45 pm

Don't forget that a version of the P&W 2000 series powers AIR FORCE 2 and the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter.

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