F110-GE-129  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1992
Total Production: 883
Also Known As: F110-GE-129B, F110-GE-129C, F110-GE-129D and F110-GE-129E
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Electric
Parent System: F110
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1986
Total Production: 5,859
Family Members: F110-GE-100, F110-GE-132 and F110-GE-400
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Description: The F110 was developed utilizing the same core design of the F101 engine. This engine has different fan and afterburner packages to tailor engine performance compared with the F101 engine.

The F110-GE-129 is a derivative with greater performance of the proven F110-GE-100. Due its safety, F110-GE-129 has been chosen to power about 75% of total F-16C/D Block 50/52 fleet (75% F-16C/D Block 50, 25% F-16C/D Block 52). F-16C/D Block 50/52 are the most advanced F-16's variants produced in the 20th century. F110-GE-129 engines have been also selected to power Japan's F-2, an advanced F-16's derivative.

The US Air Force plans to upgrade roughly 800 F110 engines powering the F-16 aircraft under the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) program. The upgraded engines will represent savings of more than $1 billion. The F110 SLEP test program is scheduled for completion in February 2005. GE estimates that SLEP program implementation will last at least six years.

As of November 2004, the program complete more than 1,148 hours of running time simulating 1,333 sorties, 4,639 total accumulated cycles and 8,253 afterburner light-offs. The program is preparing to initiate flight testing with F110-GE-100B SLEP engine and F110-GE-129 SLEP engine this month.

The F110-GE-129 engine was selected to power the latest version of the F-15 aircraft ordered by the Republic of Korea. The first F-15K took to the skies powered by F110 engines in March 2005. Samsung TechWin will manufacture in Korea 78 of the 88 engines purchased by the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) for the F-15K program.

On 23 May 2005, General Electric was awarded a $57 million contract by the US Air Force (USAF) to upgrade an initial 95 F110 fighter engines to the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) configuration in support of the F-16C/D aircraft. The SLEP program is expected to conclude in 2012 with approximately 800 F110 engines upgraded and delivered to the USAF at a $280 million estimated cost. SLEP is aimed at reducing maintenance costs by $1 billion.

The SLEP program includes technology upgrades to the combustor, high pressure turbine, compressor and augmentor to reduce unscheduled removals by 50% and reduce the cost-per-flight-hour by 25%. Much of this hot-section hardware is derived from the highly-successful CFM56-7 engine, which powers the Boeing 737 jetliner. SLEP programs are also being developed for both the F101 and F118 engines for the B-1, B-2 and U-2 aircraft.

In early January 2006, the Government of Singapore selected General Electric F110-GE-129 engine rated at 29,000 pounds of thrust to power its newest F-15SG combat aircraft. US Air Force F-15E aircraft are powered by F100 engines. Up to 20 F-15SGs may be powered by F110 engines if finally Singapore executes its 8 aircraft option.

F110-GE-129 Applications


Combat Aircraft F-15E Strike Eagle F-15K Slam Eagle F-15SA F-15SG F-16C Block 50 F-16D Block 50 F-2 Propulsion Systems F110-GE-132

F110-GE-129 Specifications

Dimensions
Fan Diameter: 1,170 millimeter (46 inch)
Length: 4.60 meter (181 inch)
Weight
Dry Weight: 1,794 kilogram (3,955 pound)
Thrust: 29,000 pound (13.2 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

F110-GE-129 News

There are 20 news between
4 Aug 2005 and 8 Sep 2017
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Friday, September 8, 2017FMS: Bahrain Seeks 19 F-16V Aircraft
FMS: Bahrain Requests Upgrade of F-16 Block 40 Aircraft to F-16V Configuration
Wednesday, August 8, 2012Royal Saudi Air Force Becomes Largest International Operator of F110-GE-129 Engines
Monday, July 9, 2012F110-GE-129D Engines to Power Oman F-16C/D Block 50 Aircraft
Tuesday, April 3, 2012Chilean Air Force Signs MOU for F110 Service Agreement
Monday, December 12, 2011FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of a Second Batch of 18 F-16C/D Aircraft
Wednesday, October 20, 2010FMS: Saudi Arabia Requests Sale of up to 96 New and 70 Upgraded F-15SA Aircraft
Wednesday, September 15, 2010FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of 18 F-16IQ Jet Aircraft
Tuesday, August 3, 2010FMS: Oman Requests Sale of 18 F-16C/D Block 50/52 Aircraft
Friday, October 9, 2009FMS: Egypt Requests Sale of 24 F-16C/D Block 50/52 Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Oman24
Includes 12 F110-GE-129D engines powering 12 Advanced Block 50 F-16 aircraft
Saudi Arabia349
F110-GE-129C engines powering Saudi Arabia's F-15S fleet (156 engines) from 2008 and up to 96 F-15SA (193 F110-GE-129E engines)
Singapore48
Engines (F110-GE-129C) powering Royal Singapore Air Force's F-15SGs
Turkey30
F110-GE-129B engines powering Turkish Air Force's 30 Advanced Block 50 F-16C/D

Grand Total 5497
 
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