Azerbaijan Airlines Selects GE's CF6 Engines to Power its Boeing 767 Aircraft
EVENDALE, OHIO -- Azerbaijan Airlines has selected GE's CF6-80C2 engines to power its two new Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The engine order is valued at $40 million list price. Delivery will begin in 2010.
Based in Baku, Azerbaijan Airlines operates CFM56-5* engines for its Airbus A320 fleet and has four CFM56-7B-powered Boeing 737-900 and two GEnx-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on order.
Jahangir Askerov, President of Azerbaijan Airlines, said: "We are once again demonstrating our confidence in GE Aviation's products by selecting the CF6-80C2 engines to power our latest B767-300ER orders. We look forward to benefitting from the engines' superior performance and GE's in-service support as our fleet growth continues."
"This order demonstrates Azerbaijan Airlines continuing commitment to GE's and CFM's technologically advanced products," says Muhammad Al-Lamadani, GE Aviation pole general manager for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (former Soviet Union).
The CF6-80C2 engine recently celebrated more than 150 million flight-hours and is the most popular CF6 engine model, with more than 3,700 engines in operation with more than 140 customers. The CF6-80C2 engine powers the Boeing 747, 767 and MD-11 aircraft as well as the Airbus A300 and A310 aircraft.
In 2006, GE launched the Tech CF6 program, which incorporates advanced technology into the high-pressure turbine (HPT), combustor and high-pressure compressor (HPC) areas. The new HPT technologies include airfoil-cooling advancements that are now standard on all new CF6-80C2 production engines. The combustor and HPC advancements are available as an upgrade option to incorporate into existing CF6-80C2 fleets.
GE's CF6 engines have been among the most utilized and reliable in the industry. Powering more than 10 models of wide-body aircraft, the engine family has established an unparalleled record of reliability and has compiled more than 325 million flight-hours in service with more than 260 customers worldwide.
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.
*CFM is a registered trademark of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma and GE.