In fact, re-engine programs are not new to us; we’ve supported the U.S. Air
Force with its two largest re-engine programs, the C-5 and KC-135. The C-5M
required more powerful and reliable engines and we were there to support the
program by providing the inlet, fan cowl, core cowl and Engine Build Up (EBU). We also designed and manufactured the new
struts required for the C-5M. Likewise, for the KC-135, we manufactured the
inlet and fan cowl for approximately 425 re-engine kits.
Our strength is in aerostructures. We’ve been manufacturing aerostructure
components for 80 years. Over the last decade, our team has supported over 50
programs and we’ve been certified on 18 programs. Our on-time delivery
performance is best-in-class and includes a sustained and astonishing
on-time-delivery rate of 99% on the Boeing 787.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American legend. It’s big, strong and persistent. And only
Collins Aerospace has the nacelle and strut knowledge and experience to extend
its power into the future.