Honeywell engines attain 1 million hours of operation

Honeywell´s (NYSE: HON) F124 and F125 turbofan engine product lines, which are produced through the International Turbine Engine Company (ITEC) LLC joint venture, have reached the 1 million operating hour milestone across the various global fleets that utilize the advanced propulsion engines, the company said.

The F124 and F125 engines are designed in the US and produced and supported from Honeywell and ITEC´s facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

The F124 engine is a derivative of the F125 and is currently used on the Aero Vochchody L-159 ALCA operated by the Czech Air Force and Iraqi Air Force, as well as the Leonardo M-346 advanced jet trainer operated by the air forces of Israel, Singapore, Poland and Italy.

The F124 is also used on the twin-engine Leonardo T-100 advanced jet trainer, which is competing in the US Air Force (USAF) T-X trainer program, a 350-aircraft opportunity to replace the existing fleet of T-38 jet trainers in the USAF inventory.

The F124 is designed for a full range of flying scenarios. It is highly resistant to engine surges or stalls, and utilizes an automated full-authority digital engine control system to reduce pilot workload and help keep pilots focused on their mission of flying the aircraft.

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