Westinghouse J30 Engine

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Westinghouse J30 Engine

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Westinghouse J30


Engineering--United States
Aircraft--United States


Westinghouse Electric's J30 jet engine, originally known as the J19B, was a simple and robust unit with six-stage compressor, annular combustor, and single-stage turbine. The J30 initially gave 1,200 pounds of thrust, but improved to 1,600 in production versions. The engine's first flight was under a FG Corsair in January of 1944. It was developed into the smaller J32 and the Westinghouse J34, an enlarged version which produced 3,000 pounds of thrust.

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. In 1981, the company began to relocate its division headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail.

As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation, additional buildings were added to the complex. In 1994, after a major corporate management shuffling and commitment to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation in 1998, additional buildings were added to the Quadrangle.


Original black and white newspaper photograph: Naval Aviation News, August 1947: Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.

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ca. 1945


Jaeger, Harry L.

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Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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Originally published by Naval Aviation News.

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Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

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External Reference

"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.




“Westinghouse J30 Engine.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed November 29, 2021, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/7709.



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