Propulsion

GE’s F414 Engine

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For more than 30 years, the U.S. Navy has depended on F414 power. Today, the F414 continues to deliver for the most demanding combat missions.

The F414 engine proves its versatility every day as it continues to power front line fighters for armed forces around the globe. The power behind the F-18 Super Hornet, the F414 has become the engine of choice for an increasing number of advanced, next-generation combat aircraft.

Explore the F414 Engine

GE’s F414 features the latest technologies to enhance engine performance, improve engine durability, and reduce Life Cycle Cost (LCC) for current and future operators of next generation combat aircraft.

Advanced controls

  • Dual channel. Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)
  • Advanced engine analytics capability

Fan

  • New high-flow design
  • Stage 2/3 blisk

High Pressure Compressor (HPC)

  • Stage 1/2 blisk
  • Stage 3 blisk

Combustor

  • New annular combustor with multi-hole cooling design

High Pressure Turbine (HPT)

  • Single crystal HPT blades
  • Boltless retainers
  • Thermally matched rotor/stator

Low Pressure Turbine (LPT)

  • Single crystal HPT blades
  • Boltless retainers
  • Thermally matched rotor/stator

Afterburner & Nozzle

  • Air-cooled flame holder system
  • Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) seals
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Proven design

Sharing its basic design with the venerable F404 engine, the F414 stands on a foundation of over 5,600 F404/F414 engines built, and a combined 18 million engine flight hours.

1,600+More than 1,600 F414 engines delivered
f414 proven design
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Unrestricted operation

The F414 offers unrestricted engine performance on demand with rapid engine throttle response and zero throttle restrictions. Excellent afterburner light and stablity ensure extra thrust is ready on demand when needed.

Five Million+

engine flight hours

Maintenance-focused

The F414 is designed to maximize time-on-wing, simplify maintenance and keep Life Cycle Costs low. Its six-module engine architecture is reliable, easy to maintain, and interchangeable. With no scheduled overhauls and on-condition maintenance, the F414 maximizes engine availability.

Eight nationsEight nations have F414-powered aircraft in operation or on order
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Engine Specifications

F414-GE-400
F414-GE-39E
F414-INS6
Thrust Class
22,000 lb
18,100 lb
19,000 lb
Length
154 in
154 in
154 in
Maximum diameter
35 in
35 in
35 in
Airflow
170 lb/sec
152 lb/sec
153 lb/sec
Pressure Ratio
30:1
27:1
28:1

F414 applications

f414 super hornet

Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

Twin engine, supersonic multirole fighter

Country of origin:

USA

Entry to service:

1999

Number Produced:

600+

Powerplant:

F414 - GE - 400

f414 growler

Boeing E/A-18G Growler

Twin engine, supersonic electronic warfare aircraft

Country of origin:

USA

Entry to service:

2009

Number Produced:

150+

Powerplant:

F414 - GE - 400

f414 gripen ng

Saab JAS 39E/F Gripen NG

Single engine, supersonic multirole fighter

Country of origin:

Sweeden

Entry to service:

2021

Number Produced:

150+

Powerplant:

F414 - GE - 39E

f414 boramae

KAI KF-21 Boramae

Advanced twin engine, supersonic multirole fighter

Country of origin:

South Korea

Entry to service:

Expected 2026

Number Produced:

Forecast production, 120+

Powerplant:

F414 - GE - 400K

f414 tejas mark

HAL Tejas Mark 2

Single engine, supersonic multirole fighter

Country of origin:

India

Entry to service:

Expected 2026

Number Produced:

Forecast production, 100+

Powerplant:

F414 - INS6

f414 que sst

NASA X-59 QueSST

Single engine, quiet supersonic technology research aircraft

Country of origin:

USA

Entry to service:

Expected 2022

Number Produced:

1

Powerplant:

F414 - GE - 100

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