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Bob Boye, left, and John Ezell move an engine trailer after removing a TF-34-100A turbo-fan engine from an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 2, 2009.  This engine set a longevity record in the 442nd Fighter Wing for being on the same airplane for 10 years and lasted through 3,464.4 hours of operating time.  The engine is a TF-34-100A engine manufactured by General Electric.  Both men are crew chiefs with the 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, part of the 442nd Fighter Wing, an Air Force Reserve A-10 unit based at Whiteman.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Bill Huntington)


Record-setting engine

Bob Boye, left, and John Ezell move an engine trailer after removing a TF-34-100A turbo-fan engine from an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 2, 2009. This engine set a longevity record in the 442nd Fighter Wing for being on the same airplane for 10 years and lasted through 3,464.4 hours of operating time. The engine is a TF-34-100A engine manufactured by General Electric. Both men are crew chiefs with the 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, part of the 442nd Fighter Wing, an Air Force Reserve A-10 unit based at Whiteman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Bill Huntington)

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