February 25, 2020
EVENDALE, OH -- ANA HOLDINGS selected the GEnx-1B engine to power its additional 15 firm Boeing 787 Dreamliner with five options.
“GE Aviation is honored by ANA’s decision to select the GEnx engine to power its incremental order of 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and we look forward to working together to introduce the engines into ANA’s fleet,” said Jason Tonich, Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing at GE Aviation.
The GEnx engine will join ANA’s extensive fleet of GE- and CFM-powered aircraft. ANA operates GE90, CF6 engines and CFM International*’s CFM56 engines. The airline has orders for the GE9X engine to power its Boeing 777X and LEAP-1A engines for its Airbus A320neo.
Since its launch 15 years ago, the GEnx engine has order for more than 2,500 engines, making it the fastest selling high-thrust engine in GE’s history. The GEnx engine combined the most advanced technologies and materials, enabling high reliability and utilization, lower fuel burn and longer range compared to GE’s CF6 engine.
GEnx’s revenue-sharing participants are IHI Corporation of Japan, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems of the UK, MTU of Germany, TechSpace Aero (Safran) of Belgium, Safran Aircraft Engines of France and Samsung Techwin of Korea.
Following the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation seven years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years (2007, 2013 and 2018), becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 78 international routes and 118 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
In addition to the full service and award-winning record of ANA, the ANA Group’s subsidiary Peach Aviation Limited is the leading LCC in Japan, and has expanded following the integration of Vanilla Air Inc. in late 2019. The ANA Group carried 54.4 million passengers in FY2018, has approximately 43,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
For more information, please refer to the following link: https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/
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