Westinghouse 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.
In 1953, 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 business.