Cathay Pacific Airways Orders Additional GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft
HONG KONG-- Cathay Pacific Airways has ordered 10 additional GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for delivery beginning 2014. The order brings its GE90-powered Boeing 777 fleet that is in service and on order to 46 aircraft.
"Cathay Pacific Airways has been operating GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft since October 2007," said Tony Aiello, general manager of the GE90 Engine Program at GE Aviation. "This order for additional GE90-powered Boeing 777 aircraft demonstrates the Cathay Pacific's trust in the outstanding performance and reliability of the GE90 engine."
As one of the world's pre-eminent airlines, Cathay Pacific has long been noted for both the technical excellence of its fleet and its world-class service, operating more than 150 aircraft to more than 130 destinations around the globe. The airline currently operates 18 GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. It also ordered 10 GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft.
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.
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