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Nippon Cargo Airlines Orders GE CF6 Engines to Power Boeing 747 Aircraft

EVENDALE, OHIO-September 1, 2005 - Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has selected GE CF6-80C2 engines to power four Boeing 747-400F aircraft. The engine deal is valued at more than $150 million. Aircraft delivery will begin in 2007.

Since its inaugural flight between Japan and the U.S. in 1985, NCA has been the only air-cargo-transport company in Japan. The company has steadily increased its number of aircraft and enhanced its transport performance.

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The NCA fleet , which currently includes eleven 747 classic freighters powered by CF6-50 engines and two 747-400F aircraft powered by CF6-80C2 engines, will add a total of six more 747-400F aircraft--the four just announced plus two ordered in 2003, all powered by CF6-80C2 engines.

GE's CF6 engine family has been the most reliable and best-selling commercial engine on wide-body aircraft. CF6 engines have flown more than 115 million hours, which is more than any other high-bypass turbofan engine family. The engine powers more than 10 models of wide-body aircraft. In recent years, the engine family has also played a major role in military aviation, powering transports, tankers and surveillance aircraft.

GE Transportation, part of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of jet engines for civil and military aircraft, including engines produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma Moteurs and GE. In addition, GE provides comprehensive maintenance support, through its Engine Services operation, for GE and non-GE jet engines in service throughout the world.

For further information, contact:

Rick Kennedy U.S. 513.243.3372
Deb Case U.S. 513.243.0094

Source : GE

Published on ASDNews: Sep 1, 2005


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