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Oman selects GE F110 engines
March 20, 2002 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has selected GE's F110 fighter engine to power its new fleet of 12 Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft in an engine contract valued at more than $50 million.
Oman becomes the 10th country to select the F110 engine family for its F-16 fighter fleet. More than 2,500 F110 engines have been ordered worldwide since the engine was first selected by the U.S. Air Force in 1984. Oman selected the F110-GE-129 model (rated at 29,000 pounds of thrust), which first entered operational service with the USAF F-16 fleet in 1992. F110 engine deliveries to the RAFO will begin in 2004.