Asiana Chooses GE Engines In $175 Million Transaction
EVENDALE, Ohio - In an engine order valued at an estimated $175 million, Asiana Airlines of Korea has selected GE CF6-80C2 turbofan engines to power three Boeing 747-400 quadjets and two Boeing 767-300 twinjets, scheduled to enter the Asiana fleet beginning in 1998.
Asiana also placed options for three additional CF6-80C2-powered 747 and two additional CF6-80C2-powered 767 aircraft.
Asiana, which has enjoyed exceptional growth since its founding in 1988, already flies ten 747 quadjets and thirteen 767 twinjets, all powered exclusively by CF6-80C2 engines.
"This order is particularly gratifying, for it reflects a valued customer's satisfaction with GE engines' performance, commitment and continued support," said Mike Sloan, GE Aircraft Engines' Korean Region sales director.
GE's CF6 engine family, which has enjoyed 25 years of industry-leading reliability and service, has accumulated more than 145 million flight hours powering the wide-body aircraft of more than 150 airline customers worldwide.
Since entering service in 1984, the top-selling CF6-80C2 has accumulated 30 million flight hours while maintaining a remarkable dispatch reliability rate of 99.95 percent.