July 19, 2010 (by Erin Dick) - The USAF awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract and options, with a value up to $74 million, to provide scheduled maintenance for U.S. Air Force F100 engines powering F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft.
An F100-PW-229 ready for installation into #89-2085 sitting in the "Hush House" at the 180FW, Ohio ANG, Toledo Express Airport ANGB. [Photo by Dennis Bixby]
Pratt & Whitney F100 engines power more than half of the combined U. S. Air Force F-15 and F-16 fleets.
Under this contract, Pratt & Whitney will provide F100 core module overhaul maintenance for U.S. Air Force operated F100-PW-229 engines. The overhaul work will take place at Pratt & Whitney’s San Antonio, Texas, facility.
"Pratt & Whitney is proud to provide our U.S. Air Force customer with first-class F100 engine maintenance support at our San Antonio facility," said Bill Begert, vice president, Military Business Development & Aftermarket Services, Pratt & Whitney.
"Pratt & Whitney’s world-class maintenance turn times will allow our customer to maintain their front line F100 fighter engine fleet at high levels of readiness to better support their mission in the Global War on Terror."