Cathay Pacific Orders GE-powered Boeing Aircraft
Cathay Pacific Airways ordered three GE90-115B-powered 777-300ERs and one GEnx-2B-powered 747-8 Freighter. Cathay Pacific also signed a 15-year OnPointSM solution agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul of these engines.
This order follows the decision last week from Cathay Pacific to become Asia’s first 777X customer with orders for 21 GE9X-powered Boeing 777-9X aircraft.
Cathay Pacific ordered its first 777-300ER in 2005 and has since become the world’s second largest operator with 53 on order, 38 of which has been delivered and in operation to date.
Cathay Pacific took its first 747-8 Freighter delivery in October 2011, and with a total order now standing at 14, the airline is currently the world’s largest operator of this aircraft type.
At 115,000 pounds of thrust, the GE90-115B engine includes such performance-enhancing features as three-dimensional aerodynamic (3-D aero) compressor and wide-chord, swept composite fan blades for greater efficiency. The dual annual combustor emits no more than 40 percent of the hydrocarbons allowed by today’s international standards. More than 1,500 GE90-115B engines have been ordered by customers for their Boeing 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 777 Freighters.
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