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The F414 engine powers the U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet combat aircraft.

GE Draws $1B Contract for F-18 Engine Parts

Nov. 2, 2022
The Pentagon’s five-year order covers ongoing delivery and logistics requirements for repair, replacement, and program support for nearly 800 components on F414 engines powering USN F-18 Super Hornet fighter jets.

The U.S. Dept. of Defense assigned a $1.08-billion contract to GE Aviation for ongoing delivery and logistics requirements for repair, replacement, and program support for 784 components of F414 engines – which powers the Boeing F-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft.

DoD noted that only one bid was solicited and one was received for the new award.

The F414 is an afterburning turbofan engine developed from an earlier General Electric engine design, the F412, which was initiated for a fighter-jet program that was never completed.

The F-18 is a twin-engine, multi-role fighter that is carrier-capable, in service with the U.S. Navy since 2001.

GE Aviation’s new contract has a five-year run with no options- to be completed by October 2027 – and work will be carried out at various GE locations in the U.S.

DoD indicated that $81.4 million will be issued for an initial delivery order, and funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. Individual delivery orders will be subsequently funded under the appropriate fiscal year appropriations at the time they are issued.

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