The F100-PW-229 achieves the objective of increasing engine depot maintenance interval from 4,300 to 6,000 total
accumulated cycles (TACs), effectively extending the typical depot interval from 7 to 10 years and provides a 30 percent
life-cycle cost reduction over the life of the engine.
The latest configuration is especially important to the end user in increasing the depot maintenance interval and reducing
operating cost of F-15 and F-16 fleets. This configuration is the standard in all new production F100-PW-229 engines.
The current configuration of the F100-PW-229 engine is suitable for new USAF fighter applications, such as the F-15EX.