On July 27, 1972, Pratt and Whitney will celebrate 40 years of F100 propulsion, marking the development and delivery of its first F100 engines.
Pratt & Whitney’s F100 engine is one of the most successful fighter engines in history. The combat-proven engine has more than 27 million engine flying hours of experience. Pratt & Whitney has built more than 7,200 F100 engines for 23 countries around the world.
F-100 engine powers the F-15, F-16 and X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS), with an expanding F100 family of variants. Twenty-four customers worldwide have selected the F100 to power their F-15 and F-16 fighter jets over the past 40 years.
“For 40 years, the F100 engine has provided air forces around the world with superior performance and modern propulsion capabilities,” said Bev Deachin, Vice President, Pratt & Whitney Military Programs & Customer Support. “We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with the world-class safety and reliability the industry has enjoyed from the F100.”
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.
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