GE Aviation's F110 series engines win Saudi Air Force contract

The Royal Saudi Air Force has opted for General Electric's F110 model engines as replacements for the engines on its Boeing F-15S fighter jets, GE Aviation said Wednesday.

According to a GE Aviation statement, the $300 million contract includes 65 F110-GE-129C engines and a logistical support package. It also said that delivery of the engines would begin in 2008.

The Royal Saudi Air Force decided to switch to the GE engines because of their performance, safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness, GE Aviation said.

GE Aviation, a unit of General Electric, is based in Evendale, and develops and manufactures jet engines for commercial and military aircraft.