Flight: P&W-Powered F-16s Delivered to Pakistan
Friday, February 10, 2012
Flight International reports that Pakistan recently received three F-16D Block 52 aircraft from the United States. The Block 52 aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engines. Check out the Flight story, which includes photos from the Pakistan air force.
The F100-PW-229 EEP (Engine Enhancement Package) engine is the only fighter engine funded and qualified by the U.S. Air Force to 6,000-cycle capability and is the latest evolution of the F100 family of fighter aircraft engines.
The F100-PW-229 EEP engine increases the engine depot inspection interval from seven years to 10 years and provides up to a 30 percent cost reduction over the life the engine. The EEP will also offer significant safety benefits, with an expected 25 percent reduction in the already low probability of in-flight shutdown.