To meet the rapid fielding requirements of the U.S. Air Force, the advanced F-15EX Eagle II requires trusted and qualified engines now to keep up with evolving global mission needs. Only GE’s F110 has already been delivered to the U.S. Air Force, eliminating the risk of development time and cost. GE has the only certified and in-production engine that powers every Advanced F-15 in service today, including the F-15EX.

Selected to accelerate the Advanced F-15 with enhanced technology

GE’s advanced F110 engine has been significantly improved to adapt to the unique demands of the F-15EX. Built with capability in reserve, the F110 can adapt to changing global threats and mission needs for decades to come.

Improved performance

  • Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)
  • Enables advanced analytics

Better fuel burn

  • 3D aerodynamic design blades/vanes optimize fuel burn as proven in CFM56*, the most successful commercial jet engine ever made

Improved Combustor

  • New liner cooling design

Increased time-on-wing

  • Enhanced stator vane design
  • New HPT nozzle
  • New HPT blade
  • New S1 LPT nozzle
  • New S2 LPT Blade
  • New S2 LPT Shroud
  • Improved turbine cooling air delivery and coatings

Performance capability in reserve

Lowest risk

GE has been selected to power 100% of new production F-15s ordered over the past 10 years, including every Advanced F-15 aircraft. With all testing complete and fly-by-wire technology fully integrated, GE is the lowest risk solution for the entire F-15EX fleet.

ZEROAdditional development required

Mission ready

Global threats present an urgent and compelling need for the most dependable fighters. Only GE's active engine production line and robust supply chain are equipped to power the F-15EX now.

350F110-GE-129 engines in service, on order, or on option for the Advanced F-15, including the F-15EX.

Lowest cost option for the taxpayer

Plus, strong USAF and allied military interoperability allows shared resources and efficiencies.

17Nations have selected GE’s F110 engines to power their fleet

Engine Specifications

Thrust class29,000 lb
Length182.3 in
Maximum diameter46.5 in
Air flow270 lb/sec
Bypass Ratio0.76

Decades of support

GE’s strong lineage of military engines supports its commitment to continuous enhancements of proven technology. The storied partnership between GE and the US Air Force has resulted in a legacy of superior global defense.

GE has significant experience and expertise in aircraft integration, which it accomplished with Boeing through technology and software upgrades, software version changes, and enhancements in F110 performance and durability.


Boeing (Rockwell) B-1 Lancer

Boeing (Rockwell) B-1 Lancer

Supersonic variable-swept wing, heavy bomber.

Service entry1986
Number produced100
F101-GE-102A afterburning turbofan


Boeing F-15 Eagle

Boeing F-15 Eagle, Advanced F-15, & F-15EX Eagle II

Twin-engine, supersonic, long-range multirole fighter

Service entry2005
Number produced225
Number on-order100
Lockheed Martin F-16/F-21

Lockheed Martin F-16/F-21

Single-engine, supersonic multirole fighter

Service entry1987
Number produced1,676
Number on-order100+


Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

Heavy strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology

Service entry1993
Number produced21
PowerplantF118-GE-100 non-afterburning turbofan
Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady

Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady

High altitude subsonic reconnaissance platform

Service entry1994
Number produced31
F118-GE-101A non-afterburning turbofan
image of F110 exhaust
* CFM is a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. F110 test cell image provided by the Port Authority of San Antonio F-15EX photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force