Egypt airforce picks Pratt & Whitney engine
Cairo, August 8, 2010
Egyptian Air Force has selected the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engine enhancement package (EEP) engine to power its new fleet of F-16 Block 52 aircraft, said senior US officials.
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corporation company, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines.
The US Government’s Foreign Military Sales program said the selection is part of the overall Egyptian Peace Vector VII F-16 program.
The engine program, sold through the US Government’s Foreign Military Sales program, is valued at more than $150 million and the engines are scheduled for delivery in 2011 and 2012.
'We are honoured by the Egyptian Air Force’s selection of F100-PW-229 EEP engines to power their F-16s,' said Bill Begert, vice president of Business Development for Pratt & Whitney.
“We are grateful for the Egyptian Air Force’s confidence in our products, and we look forward to continuing our long and successful relationship delivering high quality, dependable engines,” he added.
The F100-PW-229 engine was previously selected to power the Royal Moroccan Air Force’s new fleet of F-16’s and the Republic of Korea new fleet of F-15s.-TradeArabia News Service