"If I remember correctly the GE
F110 was removed approximately every 1000 hours on the F-14B/D."
I do not know how the VF
squadrons do it but or us "I" level guys, its usually every 3,000 TAC hours that will come to us for HI
TIME usually for the LPT and HPT for the F110GE. This is when the High and Low Pressure Turbines needs to be replaced. But most of the time we will get motors from the squadron for a FODDED fan and other such that needs to be repaired. From then the squadron will transfer to us and we will do an acceptance, make sure everything is good to go and we will do the overhuals.
Other then that, couple months ago, we built up the very FIRST GE
F110 engine in our fleet. I believe the SERNO# of the engine was 588101. Apparently, all the old parts were installed with brand new parts and it went thru a major corrosion cleaning and then we shipped it to a Museam I believe in near Tinker AFB
. Several of the older F110s were shipped to museams instead of throwing them away but I've personally worked on some of the still older engines in the 60/70s that we use today that are still "RFI."
[Edited 2003-12-12 08:25:58]