Electric was one of the world's largest steam turbine manufacturers when they
were asked to participate (along with General Electric and Allis
Chalmers) in the development of a U.S. turbojet. The
first Westinghouse engine was the 19A axial turbojet which first
flew in 1944.
In 1945 Westinghouse established the Aviation Gas
Turbine Division (AGT). The J34 was its most successful engine
followed by engine that undid the division...the J40.
Development problems forced every aircraft it was designed for to
switch to other engines.
Westinghouse agreed to collaborate with Rolls-Royce. The AGT
Division's derivatives of the Rolls-Royce
Avon did not sell and Westinghouse was out of the aircraft engine