Published On: Thu, Nov 28th, 2013

Etihad Airways Selects GE Aviation as Engine Partner for Boeing Fleet Order

Corporate News (Pakistan News)

Corporate News (Pakistan News)

The highlight of the Dubai Air Show was the declaration of the purchase of 127 GE Aviation engines for the 56 new Boeing aircraft, by Etihad Airways. The announcement was made by James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive, and David Joyce, GE Aviation’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Hogan said: “This order demonstrates Etihad Airways’ commitment to operating one of the most technically advanced and fuel efficient fleets in the industry, now and in the future. Our business succeeds by establishing long term strategic partnerships to ensure we can offer our customers the best.  This deal allows us to do that.”

Etihad Airways also signed a 15-year OnPoint solution agreement with GE, whose worth was US $ 8 billion. These agreements are designed to help lower airlines’ cost of ownership and maximise the use of assets.

Mr Joyce said: “We are honoured that Etihad Airways has selected GE to play a significant role in the airline’s expansion efforts.

“GE’s wide-body engine strategy builds on the solid foundation that we began with our GE90 engines, was advanced with new technologies in the outstanding GEnx and will evolve further with the new GE9X engine, which will be the largest and most fuel efficient engine GE has ever designed and manufactured.”

The GE9X engine for Boeing’s 777X aircraft would increase the economic burning of fuel by 10 percent compared to today’s GE90-115B. The new engine would reduce noise pollution through its efficient fan blades that operate at a slower tip speed. This initiative would cater to customer’s environmental and operating performance.

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