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Mar 6, 2008
Pratt & Whitney Begins Production of the Next Generation of F100 Series Engines

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pratt & Whitney Begins Production of the Next Generation of F100 Series Engines - FOXBusiness.com

Pratt & Whitney, maker of the F100 engine family that powers the F-16 and F-15 military fighter jets operated by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the Air Forces of 22 allied nations, have begun production of the first F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engines. The F100-PW-229 EEP represents the latest evolution in the F100 series of engines, recognized worldwide for its safety, reliability and cost effective operation.

"The F100-PW-229 EEP is another example of Pratt & Whitney's pioneering work in fighter engine technology," said Warren Boley, Vice President of Pratt & Whitney Military Programs and Customer Support. "Not only does it offer superior performance capabilities for our armed forces, it reduces maintenance and life cycle costs at a time when value and efficiency are top priorities on the nation's agenda."

The F100-PW-229 EEP incorporates groundbreaking technology developed for the F135 and F119 propulsion systems, the world's only fifth-generation fighter jet engines. The F100-229 EEP will provide advanced, dependable power for F-16 and F-15 aircraft around the world. In response to strong customer demand, the first engines will begin delivery of the new configuration in October of this year.

The F100-PW-229 EEP was created to dramatically decrease the cost of ownership without impacting performance. This was accomplished by increasing the engine depot inspection interval from 4,300 to 6,000 cycles and increasing durability of key components while maintaining the 29,100 pound thrust rating. The inspection interval increase extends the amount of time between scheduled depot maintenance from the average of 7-9 years to over 10-14 years depending on utilization rates. This increase consequently should reduce life cycle costs by 30 percent over the life of the engine. The F100-PW-229 EEP continues to be the only fighter engine funded and qualified by the U.S. Air Force to the 6,000 cycle capability.

Pratt & Whitney will offer customers the option to purchase the F100-PW-229 EEP as a complete engine or as an upgrade kit that will be made available to all -229 operators near the end of 2010.

"The U.S. Air Force and several other operators of the P&W F100-PW-229 engine have expressed interest in having upgrade kits to modify their existing engines, so we're working diligently to provide this capability for our customers," Boley said.

Initially, 74 F100-PW-229 EEP engines have been ordered, with the first delivery set for Republic of Korea. Additional deliveries will be headed to Morocco and Pakistan in early 2010.

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New Recruit

Mar 23, 2009
Thats amazing! Now if only we share this engine with our chinese brothers they would be able to make an exact replica out of it and maybe create a new Pak-china fighter ;) Should be a mix of f-16, JF-17 and J-11 :enjoy:


Oct 13, 2006
They are F-16 engines guys........ And they will not be given to the Chinese. At no time has the PAf given any hardware to China that has been purchased from the US so please stop spreading that myth.

Enigma SIG

Feb 20, 2009
Thats amazing! Now if only we share this engine with our chinese brothers they would be able to make an exact replica out of it and maybe create a new Pak-china fighter ;) Should be a mix of f-16, JF-17 and J-11 :enjoy:

US would nuke us for doing that :usflag:

Making aircraft engines is not easy as it looks; they could copy the design; but they cant replicate the metallurgical engineering that goes into making the interior of the engine (compressor blades n stuff)...


Jan 28, 2008
its very clear, that! no body in the world including US of A , CAN NUKE PAKISTAN, because if it , happened that, nation will be NUKED by someone , its for sure!;):agree::pakistan:
pakistan is not WORLD WAR 2's JAPAN , plz clear your minds!:disagree::lol:

after , being delivered its the , property of STATE OF PAKISTAN! & its on PAKISTANI state! wht & how it , can use the designs of the ,F100-PW-229 EEP engines:angel:

pakistan IS A RESPONSIBLE STATE, but JF-17 was very much copied , by F-16s & its concept! thus its not a mystry?;):partay:


Aug 23, 2006
Thats amazing! Now if only we share this engine with our chinese brothers they would be able to make an exact replica out of it and maybe create a new Pak-china fighter ;) Should be a mix of f-16, JF-17 and J-11 :enjoy:

The United States State Department says it is investigating how engines made by a Pratt & Whitney subsidiary in Canada turned up in a Chinese attack helicopter.

The subsidiary, Pratt & Whitney Canada, said last week that 10 engines were sent to China in 2001 and 2002 under a Canadian government export license for use in civilian copters. But the engines, the company said, ended up in prototypes of the Z-10, China's first domestically developed attack copter, designed to carry guided antitank missiles.

While the Canadian government plans no action against Pratt & Whitney over the military diversion, a State Department spokesman, Karl E. Duckworth, said the United States government was continuing an investigation into the company's actions. He declined to provide any details, though American export controls prohibit providing certain technology for military use.

It is unclear under what conditions the controls would apply to Pratt & Whitney. Some foreign-made technology uses American components and designs, and the Canadian subsidiary is owned by an American company, United Technologies of Hartford, Conn.

In an e-mailed statement, Jean-Daniel Hamelin, a spokesman for Pratt & Whitney Canada, said the company was selected by a Chinese aircraft maker in 2000 to provide engines for the civilian variation of a helicopter that was simultaneously being developed for the military.

When Pratt & Whitney Canada, based near Montreal, applied for an export license from the Canadian government, it understood that the Chinese would develop their own engine for the military model, Mr. Hamelin wrote. The two helicopters, he said, were being developed on a ''common platform'' that shared rotors and transmissions.

But, Mr. Hamelin added, ''the Chinese engine encountered delays, and our engines were used during the development of the common platform.'' Shipments to China by the company's Canadian unit stopped in 2002. It is unclear why sales were halted.

''The program has undergone changes by the Chinese,'' Mr. Hamelin wrote. ''The Canadian government is currently re-evaluating the program.'' He did not respond to further requests for comment.

Several aviation publications have reported that the Chinese military has still been unable to create its own copter engine and that it continues to rely on engines made by Pratt & Whitney.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, which issued the export license, said Friday that it had no concerns about the way the engine sale was handled or the effectiveness of its export control program for technologies with potential military applications.

''Pratt & Whitney lived up to the conditions of the licenses,'' said François Jubinville, a spokesman for the international trade minister. He added, ''We're pretty confident that our control system was used properly.''

When asked whether the system was working properly given that the engines had ultimately been put to military use, Mr. Jubinville replied, ''The question should be asked to the Chinese.''

At Pratt & Whitney Canada, Mr. Hamelin wrote that the Pratt & Whitney engine, the PT6, was developed more than 40 years ago. ''Over 25,000 PT6s are flying around the world on commercial applications,'' he wrote.

One of the largest aircraft engine manufacturers in the world, Pratt & Whitney began launching ideas in 1925. The company, a division of United Technologies, makes and services commercial and military aircraft engines and produces space propulsion systems. Commercial air giants Airbus (nearly 12% of sales) and Boeing are Pratt & Whitney's largest commercial engine customers; military offerings include engines for the F/A-22, F-15, F-16, C-17, and the F-35 Lightning II. On the space side, Pratt & Whitney rocket engines help launch NASA space shuttles, space probes, and satellites. Pratt & Whitney also makes industrial gas turbines for power generation.

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Aug 16, 2008
i won't suggest the transfer of engines to china, coz USA is already skeptic or might be drawing a plot for pakistan to sanction the arms deals in pipeline due to pressure from india.

Rather, i'd suggest the procurement under an agreement from the USA for JF17's standard engine.

Engine is the one most important area where JF17 is weak, with this engine JF17 could go beyond Mach 2 speed, that would be a great success though its just a speculation of mine as for now...

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