Tag Archives | General Electric/Rolls-Royce

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 […]

Continue Reading

VIDEO: Schwartz suggests GE, Rolls pay more on F136

Appearing at the National Press Club today, Gen Norton Schwartz had a message for the General Electric/Rolls-Royce team building the controversial F136 alternate engine for the F-35 fighter: “I don’t deny that competition mightwell result in some savings over the long-run. The question is whether we canafford it in the short-term. And I have to […]

Continue Reading

GE/Rolls statement on new F136 anomaly

Bad news today for the General Electric/Rolls-Royce team producing the F136 alternate engine for the F-35 in defiance of the Department of Defense’s desire to kill the program.GE/Rolls issued this statement about one hour ago to reporters: Approximately three hours into a mechanical check-out on September 23 at the GE Aviation facility in Evendale, Ohio, […]

Continue Reading

Pratt & Whitney throws F135 a learning curve

When F-35 program executive Brig Gen David Heinz last month said that he does not believe that “Prattfeels compelled to act as though they are in competition”, I did not know what to make of that statement. So I asked two of Pratt & Whitney business development executives yesterday how they interpreted it. The answer […]

Continue Reading