General Electric Awarded $1.5 Billion Contract to Power Full U.S. Air Force F-15EX Eagle II Fleet

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F-15EX Eagle II launching under the power of GE’s advanced F110 engine. Image: Boeing

General Electric, October 29, 2021: The U.S. Air Force has awarded GE a $1.58 billion firm-fixed-price contract to supply F110 engines for the Boeing F-15EX Eagle II. This selection makes GE the sole propulsion provider for the U.S. Air Force’s entire planned F-15EX fleet. GE is currently delivering Lot 1 engines for the F-15EX, including two test aircraft currently undergoing flight testing at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

“We are honored to help the U.S. Air Force open a new chapter by providing reliable F110 power for the F-15EX,” said Shawn Warren, GE’s vice president, and general manager of combat and trainer engines. “The F110 production line is active today and ready to deliver on the U.S. Air Force’s urgent and compelling requirement for an F-15EX propulsion system. We’re pleased with the engine’s performance on the two F-15EX test aircraft flying today, and we’re excited to bring that performance to the entire planned fleet.”

The F110-GE-129 engine is the only engine tested and integrated on the fly-by-wire F-15EX. In 2014, GE began investing resources and made a long-term commitment to become qualified on the Advanced F-15. GE has significant experience and expertise in aircraft integration, which it accomplished with Boeing through technology and software upgrades, software version changes, and enhancements in F110 performance and durability.

The current F110 engine benefits from decades of continuous technology investment and has more than three decades of operational experience. To date, over 3,400 F110 engines have been delivered worldwide, accruing over 10.5 million engine flight hours. The engine powers every new production F-15 ordered in the past decade, as well as nearly 70 percent of today’s most advanced U.S. Air Force F-16C/D aircraft.

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GE’s advanced F110 engine has been significantly improved to adapt to the unique demands of the F-15EX. Built with capability in reserve, the F110 can adapt to changing global threats and mission needs for decades to come.
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