Air France-KLM Orders GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777 Aircraft
LE BOURGET -- Air France-KLM have ordered nine firm GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER, with the option for an additional seven aircraft. The engines are valued at $450 million list price.
"Air France has been a strong supporter of the GE90 engines on its existing Boeing 777 fleet," said Scott Donnelly, president and CEO of GE Aviation. "This order demonstrates its confidence in the engine's excellent performance and reliability."
Formed in 2004, Air France-KLM is the largest airline in the world by revenue. Consisting of the former Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France-KLM fly to 250 destinations worldwide.
The world's largest and most powerful engine, the GE90-115B, celebrated one million successful hours of flight in May. The engine is one the quietest based on per pound of thrust with superior fuel burn and low overall emissions due in part to its improved combustor. The combustor technology emits no more than 40 percent of the hydrocarbons that will be allowed by 2008 international standards. Almost 200 GE90-115B engines are in service with 10 operators around the world.
Snecma of France, Avio SpA. of Italy, and IHI of Japan are revenue-sharing participants in the GE90 program.
The GE90 engine is part of GE's "ecomagination" product portfolio--GE's commitment to develop new, cost-effective technologies that enhance customers' environmental and operating performance.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and components as well as integrated digital, electric power, and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE Aviation also has a global service network to support these offerings.