F414

F414

The F414, an engine in the 98-kN thrust category, is an uprated version of GE’s F404. It powers Boeing’s twin-jet combat aircraft F/A-18 Super Hornet and the electronic warfare version EA-18G Growler.

MTU produces the high-pressure compressor spool and various parts for the F414.

Facts

  • Two-shaft turbofan engine with afterburner
  • Powder-metal turbine disks
  • Single-crystal turbine blades
  • Convergent/divergent nozzle
  • Modular design
  • Digital control unit
  • On-condition maintenance

Production

  • High-pressure compressor spool and other components

Partners

  • GE
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Alstom
  • Sauter Bachmann
  • Magellan

Applications

  • Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
  • Boeing EA-18G Growler

Technical Data

Max. thrust with afterburner22,000 lbf
Pressure ratio30:1
Bypass ratio0.25:1
Length154 in
Max. diameter35 in
Weight2,450 lbs