PARIS- China Airlines (CI) has ordered 17 GEnx-1B engines and spare parts to power its expanding Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets fleet at Paris Air Show. Subsequently, the order also includes a comprehensive services agreement.
China Airlines Orders 17 GEnx
China Airlines, a prominent carrier based in Taiwan, has been a customer of GE Aerospace since 1999, when it first purchased Boeing 747-400 aircraft powered by GE CF6-80C2 engines.
The airline currently operates a fleet of 87 aircraft, including 66 passenger jets and 21 freighters. The recent order for 17 GEnx-1B engines is part of China Airlines’ ambitious fleet revitalization plan aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and passenger experience.
Kathy MacKenzie, Vice President of GE Commercial Programs at GE Aerospace, expressed gratitude for China Airlines’ selection of the GEnx-1B engine, stating, “This agreement is a testament to the airline’s confidence in our products and services.”
China Airlines highlighted the significance of the GEnx-1B engine in its operations, emphasizing that the agreement for engines and services ensures compliance with the highest performance and reliability standards to serve its customers.
Fastest Selling Engine
Since its introduction in 2011, the GEnx engine family has accumulated nearly 50 million flight hours. It is the fastest-selling, high-thrust engine in GE’s history. With approximately 3,000 engines in service and on the backlog, including spares.
The GEnx-1B powers two-thirds of the 787 aircraft currently in service. It offers a fuel burn savings of 1.4% for the typical 787 mission compared to its competitors. Further resulting in annual fuel savings of $300,000 per aeroplane.
This translates to over 2 million fewer pounds of CO2 emissions per aircraft each year.
Designed with advanced technology, the GEnx engine utilizes lightweight, durable materials and innovative design processes. Further, long-haul flights are ideal with it due to reduced weight, enhanced performance, and minimize maintenance requirements.
The revenue-sharing participants of the GEnx program include IHI Corporation of Japan, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems of the UK, and MTU of Germany. Further, the TechSpace Aero (Safran) of Belgium, Safran Aircraft Engines of France, and Samsung Techwin of Korea.
About GE Aerospace
GE Aerospace is a global leader in providing jet engines, components, and commercial and military aircraft systems.
With a comprehensive service network, GE Aerospace supports its offerings. Which includes an installed base of over 40,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines.
Further, the company is dedicated to shaping the future of flight.
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