GE90 Engine Logs 100,000 Flight Hours on Boeing 777 With Industry-Leading Reliability
EVENDALE, Ohio - The GE90 engine, currently powering 20 Boeing 777 aircraft for British Airways and China Southern Airlines, has logged more than 100,000 flight hours with no in-flight shutdowns and an industry-leading 99.97 percent dispatch reliability rate* on this aircraft.
The advanced GE90 is the world's largest and most powerful jet engine, with a thrust range extending from 84,700 to 92,000 pounds takeoff thrust. Since entering revenue service in November 1995, the engine has maintained the lowest specific fuel consumption and the lowest emissions levels of any engine powering the 777. In addition, the engine has the lowest noise signature in its class, permitting twice as many GE90-powered 777s to land and take off at noise-restricted airports, such as London's Gatwick or Heathrow, as the same aircraft powered by competing engines.
In July, China Southern made aviation history with the world's first nonstop, twin-engine transpacific flight between the mainlands of China and the U.S. with its GE90-powered Boeing 777 on the inauguration of its new Guangzhou-to-Los Angeles route. This new route was made possible by the GE90's extended-range, twin-engine operations (ETOPS) approval. ETOPS approval, which is based on proven engine reliability, provides airlines greater route-scheduling flexibility and economy as it allows twin-engine aircraft to service routes traditionally reserved for three- or four-engine aircraft. To date, the GE90 has been selected to power 123 firm and option 777 aircraft at an engine value of more than $3 billion.