November 16, 2009 (by Erin Dick) - Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first Pakistani Air Force F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP) engine to Pakistan this week, for installation in their F-16 block 52 aircraft.
Exterior view of the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 [Graphic by Pratt & Whitney]
The engine program is valued at approximately $150 million and is scheduled for delivery in 2009 and 2010.
"We are honored by the Pakistani Air Force's decision to continue with Pratt & Whitney as the propulsion for their F-16 Fleet. Building on the legacy of the F100-PW-220 in operation for more than 25 years, we look forward to providing new F100-PW-229 EEP
engine to power their latest purchase of F-16s," said Bill Begert, Vice President of Military Business Development and Aftermarket Services for Pratt & Whitney. "We look forward to continuing the long and successful relationship by delivering high quality, dependable engines to our customers in Pakistan
The F100-PW-229 EEP engine offers the Pakistani Air Force a lower total cost of ownership and an outstanding record of safety. The EEP is the latest evolution of the F100 family of fighter aircraft engines. The EEP configuration will aid the Pakistani Air Force in reducing the life cycle cost associated with scheduled engine maintenance by up to 30 percent through extending the depot inspection interval from 4300 to 6000 TACs. The EEP engine builds on the excellent safety record of the F100-PW-229 and incorporates the latest technologies for today's F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft around the world.