New Boeing building will house B-52 fuselage, wing for modernization project

Published: Friday, July 10, 2020 By: Dale Denwalt Source: NewsOK

Boeing broke ground on a new high-bay lab facility for its B-52 modernization and sustainment efforts in Oklahoma City.

The 60,770 square-foot building will hold a wing and fuselage from a retired U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber, so engineers can work hands-on with the airframe as they design new radar and engine components.

The structure, located at 6811 SW 59, is expected to be complete by the second quarter of 2021.

Boeing’s B-52 modernization and sustainment programs include the Commercial Engine Replacement Program and Radar Modernization Program. CERP is focused on replacing the B-52’s eight engines with engines that provide economic, operational and environmental benefits, and RMP upgrades the radar on the aircraft to enhance navigation reliability to support nuclear and conventional missions.

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