Mon, Nov 22, 2010
Twenty New Fighters To Be Powered By PW-229 EEP
The Egyptian Air Force has entered into a $46 million contract
with Pratt & Whitney to provide F100-PW-229 Enhanced Engine
Package (EEP) engines to power the Egyptian Air Force's new fleet
of 20 F-16 aircraft. This contract covers engines to support the
initial aircraft production for the Egyptian Air Force's F-16 Block
52 aircraft purchase. Pratt & Whitney plans to begin deliveries
of F100-PW-229 EEP engines in 2011.
F-16 File Photo
"We believe the capability, safety and reliability of the
F100-PW-229 EEP engine, coupled with Pratt & Whitney's
commitment to the readiness of the Egyptian Air Force, offer
unmatched operating performance," said Bill Begert, vice president
of Business Development for Pratt & Whitney. "We look forward
to continuing our long and successful relationship."
Pratt & Whitney says the F100-PW-229 engine provides the
Egyptian Air Force a lower total cost of ownership and an
outstanding record of safety. Incorporating the latest
technologies, this propulsion system provides advanced, dependable
power for F-16 fighter aircraft around the world. To date, the
F100-PW-229 powered aircraft fleet has logged more than 1.7 million
flight hours in more than 18 years of operational service.
F-16 File Photo
The company says that incorporation of the F100-PW-229 EEP
increases the engine depot inspection interval from seven to 10
years, providing up to a 30 percent life cycle cost reduction over
the life of the engine. The EEP offers significant safety benefits;
reducing the predicted in-flight shutdown rate by up to 25 percent.
The F100-PW-229 is the only fighter engine funded and qualified by
the U.S. Air Force to the 6,000 cycle capability.
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