(EVENDALE, OHIO - September 8, 2005) -- With the UPS selection of GE jet engines for its new Boeing 747-400F aircraft, the world's largest package delivery company continues to increase its fleet of GE-powered aircraft.
UPS selected GE's CF6-80C2 engines to power its new eight Boeing 747-400F aircraft. The value of the engine deal was not disclosed. Aircraft deliveries begin in 2007.
The company already operates 80 aircraft powered by GE and CFM International engines: 32 Boeing 767-300F and 7 MD-11 aircraft powered by CF6-80C2 engines, and 41 DC-8 aircraft powered by CFM56-2 engines. CFM International is a 50/50 joint company of GE and Snecma of France.
With more than 115 million flight-hours, GE's CF6 engine family has been the most reliable and best-selling commercial engine on wide-body aircraft. The engine powers more than 10 models of wide-body aircraft. The engine family also plays 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. In addition, GE provides comprehensive maintenance support, through its Engine Services operation, for GE and non-GE jet engines in service throughout the world.