GE Aviation is celebrating the completion of the 1000th GE90-115B engine at its facility in Peebles, Ohio (USA). The engine hit the 1000th mark eight years after it entered service with International Lease Finance Corporation's customer Air France.
Background on GE90-115B
More than 1,500 GE90-115B engines have been ordered by customers for their Boeing 777-300ERs, 777-200LRs and 777 Freighters, including a record-setting Emirates' order announced last year for 50 GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777s. In 2011, the GE90 engine experienced its most successful year and accumulated airline and freighter operator commitments for 400 engines. This surpassed the 2007 record of 250 engine commitments in a year.
The GE90 production levels continue to grow with a backlog of 800 engines that will be delivered in the next four years. GE Aviation will produce more than 180 GE90 engines this year up from 170 engines in 2011. The production rate is expected to climb to 225 engines in 2014.
Source: GE Aviation
Date: Mar 16, 2012