Engine replacement will make a 'new B-52' out of decades-old aircraft

By Shelley K. Mesch / August 16, 2022 at 11:39 AM
DAYTON, OH -- Cost overruns for the Air Force's Commercial Engine Replacement Program noted during a congressional budget hearing were "taken out of context" and overstated, according to Col. Louis Ruscetta, senior materiel leader. CERP’s cost has only grown about 12% since the first full cost estimate in 2019 or 2020, Ruscetta told reporters here at last week’s Life Cycle Industry Days. That number contradicts a 50% increase Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) cited in a House Armed Services seapower and...

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