Honeywell has received a $735 million contract to supply Israel with F124-GA-200 turbofan engines for its Alenia Aermacchi M-346 jet trainer fleet.
The supplier says it cannot disclose how many engines Israel has purchased, but the well-equipped Middle Eastern state has ordered 30 of the twin-engined Italian-built jets.
"The F124-GA-200 engines will deliver proven propulsion performance and reliability to the IMOD's [Israeli Ministry of Defence's] M-346 fleet," the company says, noting that the F124/F125 family has accumulated over 700,000 flight hours and produces 6,000lb (26.7kN) of thrust.
As part of the contract, Honeywell will also supply spare parts and maintenance support to Israel.
Source: Flight International