GE and Rolls follow Schwartz’s advice on F136

To say General Electric and Rolls-Royce are not happy about yesterday’s stop-work order on F136 is like saying Libyan air force pilots are a little concerned these days about staying current on their flying proficiency.

Even as they are self-funding the F136 to keep the program alive, GE and Rolls are fighting the 90-day stop-work order with every bit of their political clout.

But the joint venture trying to supply the alternate engine for the F-35 are actually following the advice of Gen Norton Schwartz, who advised the program to pay a share of the $1.9 billion-to-go development bill if they want to keep the F136 alive.

See my video recording from Schwartz’s press conference at the National Press Club on October 12.


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One Response to GE and Rolls follow Schwartz’s advice on F136

  1. Weaponhead 25 March, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    If P&W is so convinced that they have the superior engine, why don’t they self fund also?

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