Hainan Airlines selected GE Aviation's GEnx-1B engines to power its two additional Boeing 787 aircraft. This bring Hainan Airlines' total GEnx-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet to 10 aircraft.
Hainan Airlines also expanded its long-term service agreement to include the additional GEnx engines. As part of the agreement, Hainan's GEnx engine fleet will be maintained in the latest configuration to ensure they remain the most fuel efficient engines in their class.
"Hainan Airlines' order for additional GEnx engines demonstrates the airline's confidence in the engine's performance," said Chuck Nugent, general manager of GE's GEnx Program. "The GEnx engine will provide Hainan Airlines with improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and lower noise to further the carrier's environmental efforts."
"Hainan Airlines is committed to energy conservation and emissions reduction and the introduction of new equipment and new technology is an important way. We aim to be a green company," said Yu Wenyong, Vice President of Hainan Airlines. "The technical features of the GEnx engine - improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions will greatly help us achieve our goal."
The GEnx-1B engine is the best-selling engine on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The engine has accumulated more than 18,000 flight hours and more than 3,400 cycles since entering service in April. More than 800 GEnx-1B engines have been sold to close to 30 customers.
Source: GE Aviation
Date: Nov 15, 2012