The KC-135/CFM56 Re-Engine Program FREE

[+] Author Affiliations
Paul H. Packer, Mark P. Goodman

Boeing Military Airplane Company, Wichita, KS

Paper No. 85-GT-211, pp. V001T01A006; 6 pages
  • ASME 1985 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit
  • Volume 1: Aircraft Engine; Marine; Turbomachinery; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery
  • Houston, Texas, USA, March 18–21, 1985
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7938-2
  • Copyright © 1985 by ASME


This paper reviews the preliminary studies that led to the KC-135/CFM56 Re-Engine Program and discusses the motivation for re-engining an aircraft, designed in the mid 1950s, with a modern high bypass turbofan. The selected engine, the CFM56-2B-1, and other major aircraft modifications are described. The KC-135R test program methods and results are addressed with particular attention given to engine and aircraft performance. The overall benefits of the program relating to mission capability, environmental impact, and cost are also presented.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
Topics: Engines
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