Certified at 40,400 pounds of thrust, Pratt & Whitney’s F117 is the exclusive power for the U.S. Air Force’s advanced transport, the C-17 Globemaster III, developed by The Boeing Company.

Built to the Most Exacting Military and Commercial Standards


With four F117 engines powering each C-17, this aircraft can carry a payload of 160,600 pounds, take off from a 7,600-foot airfield, and fly 2,400 nautical miles unrefueled. The C-17 aircraft has in-flight refueling capability, and can also land on small austere airfields of 3,000 feet or less. The world’s ever-changing geopolitical landscape requires military capability. Whether it’s an airlift mission, humanitarian aid, or an overnight combat airdrop in an unsecured location, the F117-powered C-17 is ready to respond.

A Record-Breaking Engine


Unique to the C-17, the F117 engines are equipped with a directed-flow thrust reverser capable of being deployed in flight. On the ground, the thrust reverser can back a fully-loaded aircraft up a two-degree slope. Also noteworthy, the F117-powered C-17 set 22 world records during qualification testing before achieving Initial Operational Capability (IOC).

Setting the Standards for Readiness and Maintainability


Today’s F117 engine—the reduced temperature configuration (RTC)—uses technical and material advancements such as second-generation single-crystal turbine materials, improved cooling management and thermal barrier coatings to lower operating temperatures. These enhancements contribute to the F117’s excellent reliability, durability and long time on-wing.

Highly-Dependable Engine


A Full-Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) with greater capacity delivers higher operational performance, lower fuel burn, and improved maintenance diagnostics.The F117-PW-100 engine is the military version of Pratt & Whitney’s PW2000 commercial engine. Because the F117 is derived from a commercial application, it meets all current and anticipated commercial engine requirements for low noise and exhaust emissions. The F117 engine is a solid performer and complements its commercial counterpart’s reputation as the world’s leading midrange-thrust engine.