The US Navy has granted General Electric Co., the world’s largest aircraft engine manufacturer, a contract amendment for F414 engines in accordance with the contract announcements made by the US Department of Defense.
General Electric received a $ 219.9 million contract change to supply 48 F414-GE-400 engines and engine assemblies to support the F / A-18 Super Hornet production aircraft for the Navy, the Department of Defense said .
Under the terms of the agreement, the work will be carried out in Lynn, Massachusetts (59%). Hooksett, New Hampshire (18%); Rutland, Vermont (12%); and Madisonville, Kentucky (11%) and is expected to be completed in August 2023.
It has also been advised that Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contract activity.
According to GE, the F414-GE-400 combines the proven reliability, maintainability and operability of its successful F404 predecessor with advanced technologies to give the Boeing F / A-18E / F Super Hornet up to 35 percent more thrust and significant improvements in aircraft performance, Survivability and payload.
Its simple, modular structure is reliable and easy to maintain. F414-GE-400 engines also power Boeing’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft, also in service with the United States Navy. The F414-INS6 was selected by the Indian Aviation Development Agency (ADA) to power the MKII version of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft.