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TRANSAERO PICKS ENGINE ALLIANCE GP7200 ENGINES FOR A380 FLEET

(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.) 
Transaero Airlines Selects Engine Alliance GP7200 Engines for
Airbus A380 Fleet 
MOSCOW, August 29, 2013 -- Transaero Airlines has selected
Engine Alliance GP7200 engines to power its four Airbus A380
aircraft. Transaero has also agreed to a 12-year Fleet
Management Agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and
overhaul of the engines. The engine and Fleet Management
Agreement is valued at more than $500 million over the life of
the agreement. 
Alexander Krinichansky, Executive Director of Transaero, said
“We are very pleased to have selected the Engine Alliance GP7200
engine to power our new fleet of A380 aircraft. The GP7200
offers us outstanding value with superior fuel efficiency,
reliability and low cost of ownership.” 
The delivery of the A380 aircraft starting in 2015 will not only
be one of the major milestones in Transaero’s history but also
for the entire Russian civil aviation market. Transaero is
already the largest operator of wide-body aircraft in Russia,
the CIS and Eastern Europe. The acquisition of the A380 was a
strategic decision aimed at improving service on high density
routes.The planned passenger capacity of the aircraft will be
640-650 seats, including 12 seats in first-class and 24 in
business class. 
“We are delighted Transaero selected the GP7200 engines to power
its A380 fleet and appreciate the airline’s confidence in our
engine. Transaero Airlines will be the first GP7200 engine
operator and the first A380 operator in Russia, CIS
(Commonwealth of Independent States) and Eastern Europe,” said
Dean Athans, president of the Engine Alliance, a 50/50 joint
venture of GE Aviation (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a division
of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “Transaero is an
outstanding and fast-growing airline in Russia, and we look
forward to working with them well into the future.” 
The GP7200 is manufactured at GE and Pratt & Whitney, with GE
manufacturing the high pressure compressor, combustor and high
pressure turbine, and Pratt & Whitney manufacturing the fan
module, low pressure compressor and low pressure turbine. Final
engine assembly is conducted at Pratt & Whitney’s Engine Center
in Middletown, Connecticut. GP7200 Engine Program participants
include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero
Engines (Germany). 
The GP7200 is the result of innovations to the combined
technologies of its member companies’ most successful wide-body
engines: the GE90 and the PW4000. The GP7200 utilizes the
lessons learned from more than 51 million flight hours of
successful operation with these legacy engines and incorporates
new technology to produce the quietest, most fuel efficient
engine for the A380. The GP7200 is certified at 76,500 pounds
(340 kN) of thrust and has the capability to produce more than
81,500 pounds (363 kN). Its emissions are well below current and
anticipated regulations. 
The GP7200 entered revenue service in 2008 with Emirates and has
proven to be the more fuel-efficient engine for the Airbus A380.
There are now 49 GP7200-powered A380 aircraft in service with
Emirates, Air France and Korean Air. The GP7200 engine has also
been selected by Transaero Airlines, Air Austral, Etihad Airways
and Qatar Airways. 
About Transaero
Transaero began operations in 1991, and is now the second
largest airline in Russia. It has the largest fleet of long-haul
wide-body aircraft in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. The
company’s fleet consists of 100 aircraft: 24 Boeing 747s, 14
Boeing 777s, 15 Boeing 767s, 42 Boeing 737, 3 Tu-214 and 2 Tu-204-100C and is constantly growing and being renewed. 
Transaero’s route network now covers more than 190 destinations
in Russia and foreign countries in Europe, Asia, America and
Africa. 
Transaero was named “Most Improved Airline” at the Skytrax World
Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show in 2013, becoming the
first Russian airline to receive an award in this category. 
Transaero was also the first Russian carrier to win the Globe
Runner Awards, from “Frequent Business Traveler” in the category
“Best Airline in Europe, Middle East and Africa.” 
According to Airline Business magazine, Transaero is the sixth
largest in the world, carrying passengers to leisure
destinations. 
For more information about the Engine Alliance, visit
www.enginealliance.com. 
For further information: 
Deb Case
+1.513.243.0094 US
deborah.case@ge.com 
Sara Banda
+1.860.202.8644 US
sara.banda@pw.utc.com 
(sgp) NY 
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