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GE Aviation Provides Flight Management for Boeing 737 MAX

  GE Aviation Provides Flight Management for Boeing 737 MAX

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- January 31, 2013

GE Aviation has been awarded a contract from The Boeing Company to provide the
flight management system for the Boeing 737 MAX airplane. The system will be
designed and manufactured at GE facilities in Grand Rapids, Michigan and
Clearwater, Florida. The first 737 MAX is on track to be delivered in 2017.

“Advancements in flight management technology for commercial and military
aircraft are essential for the world's ever evolving airspace,” said George
Kiefer, vice president of Avionics for GE Aviation. “Our system is a key part
of most airlines’ plan to conduct Required Navigation Performance (RNP)
operations, and allows them to realize significant cost savings with lower
fuel consumption while benefiting the environment with reduced emissions.”

GE Aviation’s flight management system controls the aircraft track to an
accuracy of 10 meters and the time of arrival to within 10 seconds to any
point in the flight plan. Benefits include the ability to fly shorter flight
paths and idle-thrust descents which reduces fuel consumption, thereby
lowering emissions and community noise levels. Software and hardware updates
provide the latest technology to continue to meet the needs of the world’s
evolving airspace, offering safe and efficient improvements to aircraft
operations.

The Boeing Next-Generation 737 is the most fuel-efficient and reliable
single-aisle airplane today with an 8 percent per-seat operating cost
advantage over the nearest competitor. Equipped with new LEAP-1B engines from
CFM International* and improvements such as the advanced technology winglet,
the MAX reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions by 13 percent while maintaining
the 8 percent operating cost advantage.

The noise footprint of the 737 MAX is improved for airlines and airport
communities, at 40% smaller than today's single-aisle airplanes. The 737 MAX
currently has orders for 1,064 airplanes from airlines and leasing companies
worldwide.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider
of jet 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 us at
www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at
http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.

*CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between GE and Snecma (Safran
Group).

Contact:

GE Aviation
Jennifer Villarreal, + 1 616 241 8643
jennifer.villarreal3@ge.com
 
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