FARNBOROUGH, England - GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has selected GE Aircraft Engines' CF6-80C2 engines to power nine firm Boeing 767-300ER (extended range) and three firm Boeing 767-400ER aircraft in an engine order valued at approximately $200 million.

GECAS will take delivery of the first aircraft in this order next year, with deliveries continuing through 2003. GECAS currently has 16 767-300ER aircraft on firm order, but this is its first order for the advanced Boeing 767-400ER, a stretched version of the 767-300ER. The CF6-80C2 was the launch engine on the new 767-400ER, scheduled to enter service in 2000, and has already established itself as the clear engine of choice for this aircraft.

Customers worldwide cite the CF6-80C2's unequaled performance and reliability record as key factors in their selection of this engine. In addition to the Boeing 767s models, the CF6-80C2 also powered the Airbus A300 and A310, Boeing 747, and the McDonnell Douglas MD-11. More than 800 CF6-80C2-powered aircraft are currently in service with airlines worldwide.

In its 27 years of service, the CF6 family of engines has achieved remarkable levels of reliability while accumulating almost 200 million flight hours in the fleets of more than 150 airline customers worldwide. Overall, CF6 engines enjoy a dispatch reliability rate of 99.94 percent (about one engine-caused delay per 2,000 departures).