CAIGA SELECTS GE’S H85 TURBOPROP ENGINE ON PRIMUS 150

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GE AVIATION NEWS RELEASE                                                         
CAIGA Selects GE’s H85 Turboprop Engine on Primus 150                            
ZHUHAI, CHINA – November 12, 2012 – The China Aviation Industry General 
Aircraft Co., Ltd. (CAIGA) selected  GE Aviation’s new H85 turboprop engine to 
power CAIGA’s Primus 150 aircraft, which will be the first business aircraft 
manufactured in China. This is the first application for the H85 turboprop 
engine, which is awaiting certification from the European Aviation Safety 
Agency (EASA).                                                                   
CAIGA and GE have also signed an agreement to jointly develop a service and 
support program for the H85-powered Primus 150 and expand turboprop engine 
service capabilities in China.                                                   
“The China region is a growing area for business and general aviation,” said 
Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation’s Business & 
General Aviation organization. “The H85-powered Primus 150 will allow GE to 
strengthen its presence in the region and to be a significant participant in 
China’s 12th five-year growth plan.”                                             
The H85 engine is a derivative of GE’s H80 engine, which recently entered 
service on the Thrush 510G aircraft. The H80 turboprop engine family 
incorporates GE's 3-D aerodynamic design techniques and advanced materials to 
create a powerful, fuel-efficient, durable engine with no recurrent fuel nozzle 
inspections and no hot section inspection. The H80 engine features a service 
life of 3,600 flight-hours or 6,600 cycles between overhauls. The H80 engine 
also offers a standard auto start and limiting unit to simplify engine start-up 
as well as a choice of propeller governors to allow customers flexibility in 
propeller selection.                                                             
The H85 engine is rated at 850 shaft horsepower (shp) for takeoff and maximum 
continuous operation.  The engine is aimed at the business turboprop, 
agricultural, commuter and utility aircraft segments. EASA engine type 
certification is anticipated this year with the U.S. Federal Aviation 
Administration expected next year.                                               
The H85 engines will be manufactured at GE Aviation’s facility in the Czech 
Republic, which is currently ramping up production of the H80 engines. Along 
with the Thrush 510G agricultural aircraft, the H80 engine also has been 
selected to power the Aircraft Industries L410 commuter aircraft, which is 
expected to enter service early next year.                                       
CAIGA’s Primus 150 is a five-seat, light single-engine pressurized turboprop 
business aircraft with a carbon fiber composite airframe. It is one of the 
fastest pressurized single-engine turboprop aircraft in its class.
CAIGA is a subsidiary company of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) 
and currently owns two types of very light business jet aircraft and two types 
of very light business turboprop aircraft. CAIGA acquired US-based Cirrus and 
possesses a world-class general aircraft industry chain, with five major 
industry bases in Zhuhai, Guizhou, Shijiazhuang, Jingmen and Shenzhen. The 
company is developing a comprehensive business model, including R&D and 
manufacturing, general aviation operation, customer support and service. Its 
business spectrum covers parts & components manufacturing, final assembly and 
delivery, pilot training, aviation club, general aviation operation, business 
aviation, FBO (Fixed Base Operator), maintenance, leasing and various sectors.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of 
jet, turboprop and turboshaft engines, components and integrated systems for 
commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a 
global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit 
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For further information, contact:                                                
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Mobile:  +1.513.607.0609                                                         
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