(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by GE Aviation and received via electronic mail. The
release was confirmed by the sender.)
GE AVIATION NEWS RELEASE
Turkish Airlines Orders Additional GE CF6 Engines for Its Airbus
EVENDALE, OHIO - March 19, 2013 - Turkish Airlines (THY) ordered
additional GE CF6-80E1 engines to power its new two firm Airbus
A330-300 aircraft, with options for an additional three A330
aircraft.. The maintenance, repair and overhaul of these
additional CF6-80E1 engines will be covered under THY’s a 12-year OnPointSM solutions agreement, which was announced in
November. The total value of the engines and OnPoint solutions
agreement for the five CF6-powered A330s is more than $300
This order follows an order in November 2012 for CF6-80E1
engines to power its fleet of 15 A330-300 aircraft.
“This order for additional CF6-80E1 engines from THY is very
important to GE Aviation and is a confirmation of the airline’s
confidence in the performance and reliability of our engines,”
said Muhammad Al-Lamadani, senior executive for European sales
at GE Aviation.
With a fleet of 200 aircraft, THY is the major airline in Turkey
operating routes to Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and
Africa. In 2012, Turkish Airlines was named the 2012 best
airline in Europe by Skytrax.
GE’s CF6 engines have been among the most utilized and reliable
in the industry. Powering more than 10 models of wide-body
aircraft, the engine family has established an unparalleled
record of reliability and has compiled more than 375 million
flight-hours in service with close to 200 customers worldwide.
GE’s 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
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 us at www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation
on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at
(SM)OnPoint is a service mark of General Electric Company.
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