(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by GE Aviation and received via e-mail. The release was
confirmed by the sender.)
Qatar Airways Announces Order for GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ERs
LE BOURGET - June 17, 2013 - Qatar Airways announced an order
for nine GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ERs. This includes a
firm order for two aircraft and a commitment for an additional
seven aircraft. The list price of the total engine order and
commitment is valued at more than $600 million (USD).
“This order and commitment for nine GE90-115B-powered Boeing
777-300ERs demonstrates the continued customer interest in this
extremely successful aircraft-engine combination,” said Kevin
McAllister, vice president and general manager of Global Sales &
Marketing at GE Aviation. “Qatar Airways is a significant
customer for GE Aviation, and we are honored to provide engines
to help the airline with its route expansion plans.”
Qatar Airways, based in Doha, currently operates 35 Boeing
passenger and cargo 777s of various types, including 22 777-300ERs, nine 777-200LR (Longer Range) airplanes and four 777
Freighters all powered by GE90 engines. The two firm airplanes
give Qatar Airways a backlog of nine Boeing 777s. When the
additional seven become firm, the backlog will rise to 16.
More than 1,500 GE90-115B engines have been ordered by customers
for their Boeing 777-300ERs, 777-200LRs and 777 Freighters. At
115,000 pounds of thrust, the 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.
Snecma of France, Avio SpA of Italy and IHI Corporation of Japan
are revenue-sharing participants in the GE90 program.
The GE90-115B engine is part of GE’s “ecomagination” product
portfolio -- GE’s commitment to implementing innovative, cost-effective technologies that enhance the customers’ environmental
and operating performance.
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components and integrated systems for commercial, military,
business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global
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