Rolls-Royce Holdings has been awarded the contract to provide new engines for the US Air Force’s fleet of B-52 bombers, beating out rivals General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. 

Meanwhile, ST Engineering, remains in the running to win a separate but related contract to supply the engine nacelles via its US subsidiary MRAS, which used to be owned by General Electric.

“The nacelle selection has not yet been decided, and we continue to engage our stakeholders with regards to the nacelle solutions we can offer,” says an ST Engineering spokesperson on Sept 25. 

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