DELTA PICKS GE’S CF6-80E ENGINES TO POWER AIRBUS A330 AIRCRAFT

(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.) 
Delta Air Lines Selects GE’s CF6-80E Engines to Power Airbus
A330 Aircraft 
EVENDALE, OHIO - September 4, 2013 - Delta Air Lines has
selected GE’s newly enhanced CF6-80E1 engines to power its
recently ordered 10 Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Along with the
engine selection, Delta Air Lines and GE have also signed a
long-term OnPointTM solution services agreement for the CF6-80E1
engines. 
The engine and OnPoint solution agreement are valued at up to
$1.4 billion over the life of the agreement. 
“Delta’s selection of GE CF6-80E1 engines to power these 10
A330-300 aircraft enables us to enhance the fuel efficiency and
reliability of our fleet while simultaneously reducing
maintenance cost,” said Nat Pieper, Delta Vice President of
Fleet Strategy & Transactions.  “Delta and GE have a long,
positive history of working together, and we are pleased to
expand our partnership with this aircraft order.” 
“Delta Air Lines will be the first North American CF6-80E1
engine operator and the launch customer of our newly enhanced
engine,” said Kevin McAllister, vice president and general
manager of Global Sales & Marketing for GE Aviation. “The newly
enhanced CF6-80E1 engine and 242-ton A330 aircraft combination
will provide improved fuel efficiency, greater range and
increased payload to help lower Delta Air Lines’ cost of
ownership.” 
GE remains committed to the CF6-80E1 engine and continues to
invest in technology improvements for the engine. Last year, GE
Aviation announced plans to refine the component efficiencies
across the CF6-80E1 engine for Airbus’ enhanced A330 aircraft
with a 242-ton takeoff weight capability and extended nautical
mile range. 
Over the last decade, GE has seen a more than 10 percent
increase in engine time on wing for the CF6-80E1 engine, which
has helped the engine establish the lowest operating and
maintenance costs compared to other A330 engine options. The
enhancements will become the production standard for all new
CF6-80E1 engines. Current operators will have the option to
incorporate many of these enhancements at engine overhaul. More
than 525 CF6-80E1 engines have been delivered for the Airbus
A330 aircraft. 
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 385 million
flight-hours in service with more than 250 operators worldwide. 
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 http://www.geaviation.com. Follow GE
Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviationand YouTube
at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation. 
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For further information, contact: 
Rick Kennedy        +1.513.243.3372      rick.l.kennedy@ge.com
Mobile:  +1.513.607.0609 
Deb Case            +1.513.243.0094      deborah.case@ge.com
Mobile:  +1.513.418.1644 
(sgp) NY 
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