GE engines to power Royal Air Force of Oman aircraft
GE Aircraft Engines, a division of the American General Electric Company, has won a contract to supply GE F110 fighter engines to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO). The new engines will power the RAFO's new fleet of 12 Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft. The contract, valued at more than $50 million, makes Oman the 10th country in the world to select the F110 engine family for its F-16 fighter fleet.
The Royal Air Force of Oman is expected to receive their F110 engine deliveries in 2004. The RAFO selected the F110-GE-129 model, rated at a powerful 29,000 pounds of thrust, to be installed on their new fleet of fighter jets. The F110-GE-129 model first entered operational service back in 1992 when they were utilized by the US Air Force's F-16 fleet.
GE Aircraft Engines is an international manufacturer of jet engines for military and civil aircraft, including engines produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint venture of Snecma Moteurs of France and GE. GE Aircraft Engines also manufactures gas turbines, derived from its highly successful jet engine programs, for marine and industrial applications.
GE has been active in the Gulf since 1933. Its activities in the region are conducted through direct presence, joint ventures, strategic alliances and a network of distributors. GE has completed strategic projects in various hi-tech industrial sectors, defense-related contracts and infrastructure developments.
GE is a diversified technology, manufacturing and services company. GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs nearly 300,000 people worldwide. — (menareport.com)
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