Egyptian Air Force Selects Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package Engine to Power New Fleet of F-16s
The U.S. Government's Foreign Military Sales program has announced that the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engine has been selected by the Egyptian Air Force to power their new fleet of F-16 Block 52 aircraft. The selection is part of the overall Egyptian Peace Vector VII F-16 program. The engine program, sold through the U.S. Government's Foreign Military Sales program, is valued at more than $150 million and the engines are scheduled for delivery in 2011 and 2012. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"We are honored by the Egyptian Air Force's selection of Pratt & Whitney's F100-PW-229 EEP engines to power their F-16s," said Bill Begert, vice president of Business Development for Pratt & Whitney. "We are grateful for the Egyptian Air Force's confidence in our products, and we look forward to continuing our long and successful relationship delivering high quality, dependable engines."
The F100-PW-229 EEP engine offers the Egyptian Air Force a lower total cost of ownership and an outstanding record of safety. Incorporating the latest technologies developed for the F135 and F119, the world's only fifth generation fighter jet engines, this propulsion system provides advanced, dependable power for F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft around the world. The F100-PW-229 engine was previously selected to power the Royal Moroccan Air Force's new fleet of F-16's and the Republic of Korea new fleet of F-15s.
The F100-PW-229 EEP engine is the only fighter engine funded and qualified by the U.S. Air Force to the 6000 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 an average of seven years to 10 years and provides up to a 30 percent life cycle cost reduction over the life the engine. The EEP engine configuration also offers significant safety benefits, reducing the predicted in-flight shutdown rate by up to 25 percent.
Pratt & Whitney military engines include the F135 for the F-35 Lightning II, the F119 for the F-22 Raptor, the F100 family that powers the F-15 and F-16, the F117 for the C-17 Globemaster III, the J52 for the EA-6B Prowler, the TF33 powering AWACS, Joint STARS, B-52, and KC-135 aircraft, and the TF30 for the F-111. In addition, Pratt & Whitney offers a global network of MRO and MAS focused on maintaining engine readiness for our customers.
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