The Fuerza Aerea de Chile (FACH) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a Supply Based Logistics contract to support F110-GE-129 engines for its GE-powered Lockheed Martin F-16 fleet. Under terms of the agreement, GE will provide spare parts, line and shop replaceable units through 2016.
"This MOU underscores the longstanding relationship we have enjoyed with the FACH starting with the arrival of J85 engines in 1976," said Alberto Frauenberg, Latin America sales manager for GE Aviation. "This relationship has continued to evolve with the introduction of the F110, which has capably served the Chilean Air Force since 2004."
More than 3,000 F110 engines have been ordered worldwide since initial selection by the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1984, making it the best-selling engine for Lockheed Martin F-16C/D fighter jets. In addition to the USAF, 12 international forces fly F110-powered aircraft.
Source: GE Aviation
Date: Apr 4, 2012