EVA Orders GE90-Powered Boeing 777 Freighter Aircraft with OnPointSM Agreement
EVA Airways today confirmed an order for five GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777 Freighter and signed a 12-year OnPointSM solution agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul that covers these GE90 engines. The engine order and OnPoint solution agreement are valued at more than $750 million (USD) list price over the life of the agreement. Aircraft delivery will begin in 2017.
“We are so pleased to see EVA expand its fleet with GE90-115B-powered-B777 freighters,” said Chaker Chahrour, vice president & general manager of Global Sales & Marketing at GE Aviation. “We have delivered more than 2,000 GE90 engines to 70 operators around the world. This engine/aircraft combination has proved its performance and reliability as the most successful long-range widebody in service today.”
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EVA Airways began operation in 1991 and has become one of the fastest growing airlines in Asia. With an extensive fleet of 71 aircraft, EVA operates passenger and cargo routes to over 60 cities around the world. In 2013, EVA became a Star Alliance member, giving passengers access to a vast network of nearly 1,400 destinations in more than 190 countries and providing seamless global services.
The GE90 engine family powers all Boeing 777 models and is the exclusive powerplant on the 777-300ER, -200LR, and Freighter. The family has accumulated more than 50 million flight hours and 7 million cycles since entering service in 1995.
The GE90 engine features several technology firsts, including carbon fiber composite front fan blades, the world’s largest front fan at 128 inches in diameter and the world-record setting thrust of 127,900 pounds during certification testing. The popular 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 annular combustor emits no more than 40 percent of the hydrocarbons allowed by today's international standards. In addition, today's GE90-115B engines have been enhanced to reduce fuel burn by 3.6 percent from the 2000 launch specifications.
The GE90 engine provides the foundation for the new GE9X engine that will power the Boeing 777X aircraft. The GE9X engine will be in the 100,000 pound thrust class and features a 134-inch diameter composite fan case and 16 composite fan blades; a next-generation 27:1 pressure-ratio 11-stage high-pressure compressor; a third-generation TAPS III combustor for high efficiency and low emissions; and CMC material in the combustor and turbine. Almost 700 GE9X engines have been ordered by customers since it was launched. Technology maturation testing on key components for the GE9X will continue next year with the first engine scheduled to test in 2016.
OnPoint solutions are customized service agreements tailored to the operational and financial needs of each customer for any size fleet. These agreements are designed to help lower the customers' cost of ownership and maximize the use of their assets. Backed by GE's global support network, OnPoint services may include overhaul, on wing support, new and used-serviceable parts, component repair, technology upgrades, engine leasing, integrated systems support and diagnostics and integrated systems.
Source : GE Aviation