Jet Airways Orders GE90 Engines for New Boeing 777 Aircraft
EVENDALE, Ohio - Jet Airways has ordered GE90-115B engines to power its 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in an engine order valued at more than $400 million (USD).
2005 has been an outstanding year for GE90 engine orders. This year, more than 100 GE90 engines have been ordered for eight customers. The value of these engine orders is nearly $2 billion.
Based in Mumbai, India, Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 39 CFM56-powered Classic and Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft. The airline has one of the youngest fleets in the world. CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma of France and GE, produces the CFM56 engine.
The GE90-115B is certified at an unprecedented 115,000 pounds (512 kN) thrust and serves as the powerplant for Boeing's 777-300ER, 777-200LR, and the upcoming 777 freighter targeted for entry into service in 2008. A total of 135 777-300ERs and nine 777-200LRs have been ordered by airlines worldwide.
The GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-200LR, the world's longest-range commercial aircraft, began flight-testing in March 2005. The first 777-200LR aircraft will be delivered to Pakistan Airlines in January 2006.
Snecma of France, Avio SpA. of Italy, and IHI of Japan are revenue-sharing participants in the GE90 program.
GE - Aviation, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of jet engines for civil and military aircraft. GE also is a global provider of maintenance and support services for operators of GE jet engines.