Pratt&Whitney's self-funded F100-PW-229A - a re-fanned F100 fighter engine that can produce as much as 37,150 lbst. - is edging close to 500 total hours of run time, and the latest round of sea-level tests has just gotten under way at P&W's West Palm Beach, Fla., facility. The testing follows completion of altitude runs at the Wilgoos test facility in Connecticut last month, F100 program chief Dennis Enos tells AP. The basic mechanical design, which draws heavily on ...

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