LEVEL selects CF6 engines for its Airbus A330 aircraft
FARNBOROUGH, UK – LEVEL placed an order for CF6-80E engines to power its two new Airbus A330 aircraft and signed a 10-year TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines. The engine order and TrueChoice agreement are valued at more than $170 million (USD) list price and over the life of the service agreement.
“GE Aviation is honored that LEVEL selected the CF6-80E engines for its new aircraft and our TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement for its service support,” says Chaker Chahrour, vice president and general manager of Global Sales and Marketing for GE Aviation. “The CF6 engine has an outstanding performance record and will provide the airline with the highest reliability and durability to meet its growing customers’ needs.”
More than 680 CF6-80E engines have been delivered to 35 operators. The CF6-80E engine incorporate many technology advances, which along with proactive maintenance and operational procedures, have helped to increase the engine's time on wing.
GE's CF6 engines are among the most utilized and reliable in the industry. Powering more than 13 models of widebody aircraft, the engine family has established an unparalleled record of reliability and has compiled more than 430 million flight hours in service with more than 260 customers worldwide.
The TrueChoice suite of engine maintenance offerings incorporates an array of GE capabilities and customization across an engine's lifecycle. All TrueChoice offerings are underpinned by GE Aviation's data and analytic capabilities and experience to help reduce maintenance burden and service disruptions for customers.
About LEVEL Airlines
LEVEL is International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low-cost long-haul airline brand that took to the skies in June 2017. It is operating two A330-200 aircraft from Barcelona to San Francisco, Buenos Aires and Boston, with a summer service to Los Angeles. In addition, a third A330-200 will be added to the Barcelona fleet later in the summer. LEVEL started operations from Paris Orly on July 2, 2018 where two A330-200 will be based for flights to Montreal, Guadeloupe, Martinique and New York (Newark). LEVEL has also started short-haul operations from Vienna on July 17, 2018 where four A321 aircraft will be based to operate flights to 14 European destinations. LEVEL is bringing a stylish and modern approach to flying at prices that are even more affordable. Its customers are able to earn and redeem Avios – the loyalty currency for IAG’s airlines. LEVEL is IAG’s fifth main airline brand alongside Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. For more information, visit www.flylevel.com.
About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world’s Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.