EVENDALE, Ohio -- JAL Group (JAL) has selected GE Aircraft Engines' CF6-80C2 engine to power its seven new Boeing 767-300ER aircraft to be introduced under an operating lease. The deal is valued at more than $120 million. The 14 engines will be delivered over a three-year period, starting in 2004. 

"JAL has one of the largest CF6-80C2 fleet in the world," says Kenji Uenishi, General Manager, Sales-Japan, GE Aircraft Engines. "This selection reinforces the airline's confidence in the reliability of the CF6 engines." 

Currently JAL operates CF6-80C2 engines on 15 Boeing 767-300/-300ER aircraft and 42 Boeing 747-400 aircraft. A launch customer for the longer range Boeing 777family, JAL also operates five Boeing 777-200ERs powered by the GE90 engines. 

GE's CF6 family of engines have accumulated more than 240 million flight hours powering more than 17 different models of wide-body airliners - more than any other high bypass wide-body engine. GE's CF6-80C2 turbofan, the best-selling commercial engine in its thrust class, has logged more than 90 million flight-hours. 

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