Qatar Airways Orders GE90-powered Boeing 777-300ERs
LE BOURGET -- Qatar Airways has ordered six GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ERs. The engine deal is valued at more than $350M (USD) list price.
"Qatar Airways currently operates 25 GE90-powered Boeing 777 with an additional 15 aircraft on order," said Kevin McAllister, vice president and general manager of Global Sales at GE Aviation. "This order for six additional GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ERs demonstrates the airlines confidence in this engine-aircraft combination, and we are extremely pleased by the airline's continued commitment to operate GE engines."
The GE90-115B engines that power the Boeing 777-300ER, -200LR and 777 Freighters have been highly popular aircraft/engine combinations. More than 645 of these aircraft have been ordered by 46 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.
Launched in 1994, Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Along with the GE90 engines, Qatar Airways operates CF6 engines and has orders for GEnx engines for the Boeing 787 aircraft.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.