September 30, 2002
EVENDALE, Ohio - Japan Airlines (JAL) has selected GE's CF6-80C2 engine to power two Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft in an engine order valued at $72 million.
This order, for eight engines, is part of JAL's program to replace its older fleet of 747-200F aircraft. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled for 2004.
JAL already operates 42 747-400s and 10 Boeing 767-300/-300ERs, all powered by the CF6-80C2 engine, with an additional three 747-400s on order awaiting delivery.
"We are most pleased to expand upon our more than 30-year relationship with JAL," said Dave Calhoun, president and chief executive officer of GE Aircraft Engines. "JAL is a fantastic customer and we are committed to continue earning their loyalty."
The CF6-80C2 entered revenue service in October 1985 and has consistently demonstrated an industry-leading shop visit rate, a best-in-class in-flight shutdown rate, and a reputation for "stall-free" engine operation. The CF6-80C2 continues to be the industry's best-selling commercial widebody engine in its thrust class.
Currently certified on 11 wide-body aircraft models, the CF6-80C2 has logged more than 83 million flight hours with more than 110 customers worldwide. The CF6-80C2 powers the Boeing 747, 767, and MD-11 aircraft, and the Airbus A300 and A310 families.
GE's CF6 engines are produced at its facility in Durham, North Carolina.
GEAE, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE
), is the world's leading manufacturer of jet engines for military and civil aircraft, including engines produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma Moteurs of France and GE. GEAE also manufactures gas turbines, derived from its highly successful jet engine programs, for marine and industrial applications. In addition, GEAE provides comprehensive maintenance support, through its GE Engine Services operation, for GE and non-GE jet engines in service throughout the world. Visit GEAE online at www.geae.com