Air France-KLM Selects GEnx Engines for Boeing 787 Fleet
Air France-KLM Selects GEnx Engines for Boeing 787 Fleet EVENDALE, OH - March 24, 2014 - Air France-KLM selected the GEnx-1B engine to power its 25 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 12 leased 787 aircraft. The total engine order is valued at more than $1.7 billion (USD).
Air France-KLM and GE Aviation have also signed an agreement that will allow Air France-KLM to offer maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the GEnx-1B engine.
Under this agreement, Air France-KLM will be licensed to perform maintenance and overhaul work on the GEnx-1B engine and GE will provide technical support and assistance on overhaul workscoping and component repair licenses, comprehensive material support and training.
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"GE's GEnx engines offer Air France-KLM several significant benefits, including lower fuel burn, low emissions and less noise," said Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM. "These attributes will help us lower our cost of ownership and reduce our footprint on the environment. Furthermore, this new partnership positions us as a major player in the maintenance of these new generation engines."
"Air France-KLM and GE have a strong history, and we are proud to power Air France-KLM's Boeing 787 fleet," said David Joyce, President and Chief Executive Officer at GE Aviation. "Air France was the first operator of GE's highly successful GE90-115B engine on the Boeing 777-300ER, and the GEnx engine based on the GE90 architecture will provide the same outstanding performance and reliability."
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Source : GE Aviation