P&W discusses adaptive cycle upgrade for F-35

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    P&W discusses adaptive cycle upgrade for F-35

    10 July, 2016 | BY: Stephen Trimble | London

    Pratt & Whitney is working with Lockheed Martin on a long-term upgrade for the engine powering the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that could substantially alter the configuration of the F135 powerplant, P&W military engines president Bennett Croswell says.

    The US Air Force awarded $1 billion deals on 30 June to both GE Aviation and P&W for the adaptive engine transition programme (AETP), which aims to develop competing designs of a 45,000lb-thrust-class (200kN) fighter engine with a new fuel-saving cruise mode.

    One of the potential applications for such an engine is the global F-35 fleet after 2021. Applying the AETP’s adaptive cycle technology in the F135 engine could reduce fuel burn by up to 20%, says Croswell, speaking to FlightGlobal in London on 10 July.

    More at: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...w-discusses-adaptive-cycle-upgrade-fo-427146/
     
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