American Airlines Orders Two GE90-Powered Boeing 777s
EVENDALE, OHIO-- American Airlines has ordered two new GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The aircraft will be delivered in late 2012.
"GE Aviation is very pleased that American Airlines will be the first U.S. airline to operate the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft," said Kevin McAllister, vice president and general manager of global sales for GE Aviation. "American and GE enjoy a relationship that started in the late 1960s, with American being the launch customer for the CF6-6 powered DC10-10. The entire GE team is excited to see that American will soon be operating our most advanced turbofan engine in service, the GE90-115B."
The Boeing 777-300ER, -200LR and 777 Freighters powered by GE90-115B engines have been highly popular aircraft/engine combinations. More than 580 of these aircraft have been ordered by 43 customers worldwide.
At 115,000 pounds of thrust, the GE90-115B engine combines advanced technologies from the GE90 family with three-dimensional aerodynamic (3-D aero) compressor and wide-chord, swept composite fan blades for greater efficiency. The dual annular combustor emits no more than 40 percent of the hydrocarbons allowed by today's international standards. Since entering service in 2004, the GE90-115B engine has proven to be one of the quietest engines per pound of thrust.
Snecma of France, Avio SpA of Italy, and IHI Corporation of Japan are revenue-sharing participants in the GE90 program.
The GE90-115B 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.
American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE: AMR).
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