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GE AVIATION NEWS RELEASE
GECAS Selects GEnx Engines for Its Boeing 787 Dreamliners
LE BOURGET - June 17, 2013 - GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) announced a
commitment to order 10 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners powered with GEnx-1B engines.
The engines are valued at close to $500 million (USD) list price.
"The GEnx engines are performing extremely well in service, and we are proud
GECAS selected the engines for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners," said Kevin
McAllister, vice president and general manager of Global Sales & Marketing at
GE Aviation. "Production is ramping up for the engine line with 200 engines
being manufactured in 2013 and about 300 engines produced in 2014."
The GEnx-1B engine is the best-selling engine on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The
engine has accumulated more than 58,000 flight hours and more than 13,000
cycles since entering service in 2012. Almost 850 GEnx-1B engines have been
sold to more than 30 customers.
The GEnx engine family is the fastest-selling engine in GE Aviation history
with more than 1,300 engines on order. Compared to GE's CF6 engine, the GEnx
engine offers up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency, which translates to 15
percent less CO2. The GEnx's innovative twin-annular pre-swirl (TAPS) combustor
dramatically reduces NOx gases as much as 55 percent below today's regulatory
limits and other regulated gases as much as 90 percent. Based on the ratio of
decibels to pounds of thrust, the GEnx is the quietest engine GE produces due
to the large, more efficient fan blades that operate at slower tip speed,
resulting in about 30 percent lower noise levels.
The GEnx is part of GE's "ecomagination" product portfolio - GE's business
strategy to develop new, cost-effective technologies that enhance customers'
environmental and operating performance.
Revenue-sharing participants on the GEnx are IHI Corporation of Japan, Avio
SpA. of Italy, Volvo Aero of Sweden, MTU of Germany, TechSpace Aero of Belgium,
Snecma (SAFRAN Group) of France and Samsung Techwin of Korea.
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.geaviation.com<http://www.geaviation.com/>. Follow GE Aviation on
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For further information, contact:
Rick Kennedy +1.513.243.3372
Deb Case +1.513.243.0094
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