Air France Selects GE90 Engines to Power Boeing 777 Aircraft
EVENDALE, Ohio - Air France has selected the GE90-90B engine to power 10 firm, longer-range Boeing 777-200 Increased Gross Weight (IGW) aircraft in an engine contract valued at approximately $300 million.
Air France is scheduled to take delivery of the first 777 aircraft in 1998. The twinjets will seat 288 passengers in Air France's three-class configuration.
The GE90-90B is a derated version of the GE90-92B, which was certified at 92,000 pounds of thrust earlier this year and is the highest thrust engine ever certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
This week, the GE90 completed its first year in revenue service powering Boeing 777 aircraft with no in-flight disruptions and an industry-leading dispatch reliability of 99.97 percent.
In addition to Air France, the GE90 has been selected by British Airways, China Southern, Kuwait Airways, International Lease Finance Corporation, Lauda Air, Saudia, Continental Airlines, GE Capital Aviation Services, and Euralair. These customers represent a total of 91 firm, 18 option GE90-powered 777s on order or in service.