Korean Air Force Receives First F100-229 EEP Engine

22 November 2009 (Last Updated November 22nd, 2009 18:30)

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has received the first of the six F100-229 engine enhancement package (EEP) engines for installation on the air force's F-15 aircraft. The F100-PW-229 EEP engine, the latest evolution of the F100 fighter aircraft engines, has been funded and quali

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has received the first of the six F100-229 engine enhancement package (EEP) engines for installation on the air force's F-15 aircraft.

The F100-PW-229 EEP engine, the latest evolution of the F100 fighter aircraft engines, has been funded and qualified by the US Air Force to 6,000-cycle capability.

The EEP engine developed by Pratt & Whitney increases the engine depot inspection interval from seven years to ten years, providing up to a 30% life-cycle cost reduction over the life of the engine.

With a predicted 25% reduction in the in-flight shutdown rate, the EEP will offer safety benefits.

The propulsion system, equipped with latest technologies, provides advanced power for F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft around the world.

The firm will deliver the remaining EEP engines through 2009 and 2010 as part of the $200m engine programme, which also includes the ongoing delivery of engine build kits that will be assembled by Samsung Techwin in Korea.