EVA Chooses GE Engines In $750 Million Transaction
EVENDALE, Ohio - EVA Airways Corporation of Taiwan will purchase 82 GE CF6-80 series turbofan engines, valued at an estimated $750 million, plus spares, for new CF6-powered aircraft to be defined in the future.
Delivery of the aircraft is to begin in 1997.
EVA, which has enjoyed exceptional growth since its founding in 1989, already has in service six McDonnell Douglas MD-11 trijets, eight Boeing 767 twinjets, and 12 Boeing 747 quadjets, all powered exclusively by CF6-80C2 engines.
"We have had such a positive relationship with EVA Airways, so this order is particularly gratifying, for it reflects a valued customer's satisfaction with our engines' performance and our support," said Li Hsi, GE Aircraft Engines' Taiwan Region sales director.
GE's CF6 engine family, which this year celebrates 25 years of industry-leading reliabilty and service, has accumulated more than 145 million flight hours powering widebody aircraft for more than 150 airline customers worldwide.
Since entering service in 1984, the top-selling CF6-80C2 fleet has accumulated 30 million flight hours while maintaining a remarkable dispatch reliability rate of 99.95 percent.