Retrofit of SAC EC-135C and RC-135 Aircraft with CFM-56 Engines
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Pagination or Media Count:
This report is an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of retrofitting SACs EC-135C and RC-135 fleet with the CFM-56 engine package being used to convert the KC-135As to KC-135Rs. It reviews selected components of the modification package and compares the performance capabilities of current and modified aircraft during takeoff, cruise, receiver aerial refueling, and landing. The projected fuel savings on the investment dollar are calculated in Af Regulation 173-13, USAF Cost and Planning Factors, and could pay for the retrofit of the 31 aircraft in 18 years. Finally, the advantage of logistics commonality among all three aircraft is assessed.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines