(The following press release from GE Aviation was received by e-mail. The 
sender verified the statement.)
GE Statement on Lufthansa GE9X-powered Boeing 777X Announcement 
EVENDALE, OH --September 19, 2013-GE Aviation is excited with Lufthansa's 
decision today to select GE9X-powered Boeing 777-9X aircraft. The engines for 
the 34 aircraft announced by Lufthansa are valued at more than $2.5 billion USD 
list price. This is the first selection for the new GE9X, which is part of the 
highly successful GE90 engine family. 
"Lufthansa is known for its technical expertise, and this decision shows the 
confidence that the airline has in the GE9X engine and 777X aircraft 
combination," said David Joyce, president and chief executive officer of GE 
Aviation.  "GE Aviation is working closely with Boeing on the 777X, and we look 
forward to designing one of the best wide body aircraft offerings for our 
The GE9X engine for Boeing's 777X aircraft will be in the 100,000 pounds thrust 
class with a 10 percent improvement in fuel burn over today's GE90-115B. Key 
features include: a 132" fan diameter; composite fan case and fourth-generation 
composite fan blades; next-generation 27:1 pressure ratio high-pressure 
compressor; a third-generation TAPS (twin annular pre-swirl) combustor for 
greater efficiency and low emissions; and ceramic matrix composite (CMC) 
material in the combustor and turbine. 
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 
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