International Airlines Group Selects CF6 Engines to Power Airbus A330 Fleet for Iberia
EVENDALE, OHIO -- International Airlines Group selected CF6-80E1 engines to power eight new A330s for Iberia. This selection doubles Iberia's CF6-80E1-powered A330 fleet to a total of 16 aircraft. The list price for the firm engine order on the eight new aircraft is valued at more than $275 million (USD).
"GE has continuously invested in the CF6-80E1 engine to further improve the engine's fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and enhance its time on wing," said Chaker Chahrour, vice president and general manager of Global Sales & Marketing at GE Aviation. "This order from Iberia attests to the airline's confidence in the outstanding performance and durability of the engine."
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 for more than 40 years with more than 410 million flight-hours in service with more than 225 operators worldwide.
GE Aviation has continuously reinvested in the CF6 platform and is refining component efficiencies across the CF6-80E1 engine to provide improvements in fuel efficiency for Airbus's enhanced A330 aircraft. More than 580 CF6-80E1 engines have been delivered for the Airbus A330 aircraft.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet, turboprop and turboshaft engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.