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General Electric wins $57.8M contract to support F-16 fleet

March 1, 2005 (by Lieven Dewitte) - General Electric has been awarded a $57.8 million contract to support the Service Life Extension Plan (SLEP) and Aging Engine Upgrade (AEU) initiatives applicable to the F100-GE-100/129 Engine; F-16 aircraft.

GE will provide for newly redesigned High Pressure Compressor and High Pressure Turbine assemblies, newly redesigned Aging Engine Upgrade components, initial provisioning spares, and new technical data.

A requirement responds to the need for 20 more years of operability from the U.S. F-16 fleet. This award covers 95 engines.

The works should be complete by June 2006.