The Egyptian Air Force is upgrading its F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets under the Pacer Pharaoh Programme, which has increased the mission readiness of its F-16 fleet.
The contract worth more than US$79 million for Engine Structural Integrity Program (ENSIP) repair and Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) upgrade of F110-100A and B engines to the F110-100C standard was awarded to GE Aviation in May 2019. The F110-100C SLEP upgrades critical components, including the combustor, high pressure turbine, compressor and augmentor. These enhancements combine to extend the service life of the engine, reduce operating cost, increase reliability and improve safety. The program is designed to provide a significant time-on-wing increase, 25 percent improvement in cost per flight hour, and a 50 percent extension in engine phase inspections.
The first GE F110-100 engine was inducted into the Service Life Extension Programme in July 2019. The Pacer Pharaoh Programme support contract transfers the EAF’s F110 engine workload to GE Aviation, in collaboration with StandardAero.
The EAF contract was also the first joint F110 engine overhaul capability between GE and StandardAero. The contract assures continued support for Egyptian F-16s by providing SLEP and Engine Structural Integrity Program repair capabilities.
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