Delta Air Lines has selected GE’s newly enhanced CF6-80E1 engines to power its recently ordered 10 Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Along with the engine selection, Delta Air Lines and GE have also signed a long-term OnPointTM solution services agreement for the CF6-80E1 engines.
The engine and OnPoint solution agreement are valued at up to $1.4 billion over the life of the agreement.
"Delta's selection of GE CF6-80E1 engines to power these 10 A330-300 aircraft enables us to enhance the fuel efficiency and reliability of our fleet while simultaneously reducing maintenance cost," said Nat Pieper, Delta Vice President of Fleet Strategy & Transactions. "Delta and GE have a long, positive history of working together, and we are pleased to expand our partnership with this aircraft order."
“Delta Air Lines will be the first North American CF6-80E1 engine operator and the launch customer of our newly enhanced engine,” said Kevin McAllister, vice president and general manager of Global Sales & Marketing for GE Aviation. “The newly enhanced CF6-80E1 engine and 242-ton A330 aircraft combination will provide improved fuel efficiency, greater range and increased payload to help lower Delta Air Lines’ cost of ownership.”
Source: GE Aviation
Date: Sep 5, 2013