Because of the important national defense contribution of large, non-fighter aircraft, rapidly increasing fuel costs and increasing dependence on imported oil have triggered significant interest in increased aircraft engine efficiency by the U.S. Air Force. To help address this need, the Air Force asked the National Research Council (NRC) to examine and assess technical options for improving engine efficiency of all large non-fighter aircraft under Air Force command. This report presents a review of current Air Force fuel consumption patterns; an analysis of previous programs designed to replace aircraft engines; an examination of proposed engine modifications; an assessment of the potential impact of alternative fuels and engine science and technology programs, and an analysis of costs and funding requirements.Non-fighter Aircraft, Committee on Analysis of Air Force Engine Efficiency Improvement Options for Large, Air Force Studies Board, Division on ... passenger airline re-engining program that replaced JT3D-3 with CFM56-2 engines on DC-8-61 aircraft, the KC-135 re-engining program turned ... In addition to the modifications to the aircraft itself, a significant effort to revise the technical manuals APPENDIX E.
|Title||:||Improving the Efficiency of Engines for Large Nonfighter Aircraft|
|Author||:||Non-fighter Aircraft, Committee on Analysis of Air Force Engine Efficiency Improvement Options for Large, Air Force Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2007-07-30|