Air Canada Orders GE90-powered Boeing 777s
EVENDALE, OHIO - Air Canada has ordered 18 Boeing extended-range 777 aircraft, powered by GE90 engines, along with purchase rights for an additional 18 777 aircraft.
The value of the GE90 engine order for the firm aircraft is more than $600 million.
The 777 aircraft fleet will be a yet-to-be-determined mix of 777-300ERs, 777-200LRs, and the 777 Freighter. Air Canada's 777 deliveries are scheduled to begin next year with the arrival of three 777-300ERs.
The GE90-115B engine, which powers the extended-range 777 aircraft, is the world's most powerful engine. It was certified at an unprecedented 115,000 pounds of thrust, and entered service powering the 777-300ER in May 2004. Fourteen 777-300ER aircraft are currently in revenue service.
The first GE90 engines entered airline service powering 777s in 1995. Since then, the engine family has grown to include several higher-thrust derivatives, including the -115B version (designated the -110B for the 777-200LR), which set a world's record at 127,900 pounds of thrust during ground testing.
Twenty-seven customers have ordered 297 Boeing 777 aircraft powered by the GE90 engine family.
Snecma of France, Avio SpA. of Italy, and IHI of Japan are revenue-sharing participants in the GE90 program.
GE Transportation - Aircraft Engines, a part of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of jet engines for civil and military aircraft.