CASABLANCA, MOROCCO -- Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is celebrating the delivery of its first GEnx-1B-powered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. RAM will eventually operate a fleet of nine GEnx-powered B787 Dreamliners.

“Today’s delivery celebration for the first GEnx-powered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners marks our continuing efforts to grow our fleet and expand our long-haul routes to North and South America, the Middle East and Europe,” said Abdelhamid Addou, chief executive officer of Royal Air Maroc. “We welcome the new aircraft into our growing B787 fleet.”

“GE Aviation and RAM have developed a strong relationship over the last decades, providing engines and maintenance for the majority of the airline’s fleet and partnering on innovation and digital projects to enhance their operations,” said Chaker Chahrour, vice president and general manager of Global Sales and Marketing for GE Aviation. “Today’s delivery is another milestone in our relationship, and we wish RAM much success on its expansion efforts.”

GE Aviation has sold more than 2,000 GEnx engines in less than 15 years since launching the program, solidifying it as the fastest selling high-thrust GE engine in history. With the most advanced technologies and materials, the GEnx has the highest reliability and utilization, lowest fuel burn and longest range capable of any engine available on the B787 aircraft. The highest pressure ratio compressor in commercial service today enables the best fuel efficiency in its thrust class, resulting in the GEnx engine powering the longest B787 routes. The GEnx's innovative lean burning twin-annular pre-swirl (TAPS) combustor dramatically reduces NOx and other regulated gases below today's regulatory limits and enhances durability. As the world’s first commercial engine with both a carbon fiber composite front fan case and fan blades, the GEnx fan module is lighter in weight, corrosion resistant with less line maintenance and improved reliability, and is the quietest engine GE produces. These leading-edge technologies and engine architecture bring high operational reliability and result in a high utilization rate of GEnx-powered B787 aircraft for more flights per year and more revenue for airlines.

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.

Headquartered in Casablanca, Royal Air Maroc operates a young fleet of aircraft to more than 90 destinations in Europe, North America, South America, North Africa, Africa, and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.royalairmarcoc.com.

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.