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Emirates Orders 50 GE90-115B-Powered Boeing 777-300ER Aircrafts

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Emirates Orders 50 GE90-115B-Powered Boeing 777-300ER Aircrafts

Emirates Orders 50 GE90-115B-Powered Boeing 777-300ER Aircrafts

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DUBAI AIR SHOW — Emirates has ordered 50 additional GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and has also signed a 12-year OnPoint solution agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of these newly ordered GE90-115B engines. The engine order list price and service agreement is valued at approximately $6 billion (USD) over the life of the contract.

“The GE90 engine continues to outperform our expectation in fuel burn, reliability and durability. GE Aviation looks forward to providing Emirates with high quality MRO services for the GE90-115B engines to ensure their exceptional performance continues through their lifecycle.”

“Emirates is the largest GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER operator in the world, and this order further solidifies its commitment to this phenomenal aircraft/engine combination,” said David Joyce, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation. “The GE90 engine continues to outperform our expectation in fuel burn, reliability and durability. GE Aviation looks forward to providing Emirates with high quality MRO services for the GE90-115B engines to ensure their exceptional performance continues through their lifecycle.”

GE Aviation has ramped up production of the GE90 engine over the last few years to keep pace with demand. Production of the GE90 engine involves many US sites, including:

  • Asheville, NC – seals, splitter, retainers, spinner support
  • Batesville, MS – Composites (fan stator, acoustic panels, fan platforms)
  • Dayton, OH – Tubes, ducts, manifolds
  • CFAN San Marcos, TX – Composite fan blades
  • Durham, NC – engine assembly and overhaul
  • Evendale, OH – design and development testing
  • Greenville, SC – Turbine blades
  • Hooksett, NH – Stator vanes (stationary blades) and tubes
  • Lynn, MA – CD plate, combustion liner, combustion case
  • Madisonville, KY – Turbine airfoils
  • Peebles, OH – Final assembly and engine testing
  • Rutland, VT – Airfoils (fan booster & compressor)
  • Terre Haute, IN – #1 bearing housing, combustor liners, centershields for combustor assembly
  • Victorville, CA – Flight testing
  • West Jefferson, NC – High pressure turbine disks & shafts, compressor disks, and fan disks
  • Wilmington, NC – Stage 1 high pressure turbine disk, spool, fan disk, mid seal

More than 540 GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-200LR, 777-300ER and 777 Freighter aircraft have been ordered by 50 customers throughout the world. In addition to an unrivaled thrust rating of 115,000 pounds, the GE90-115B offers the enhanced performance and efficiency of three-dimensional, aerodynamic (3D aero) compressor airfoils and wide-chord, swept fan blades. The GE90-115B performance and efficiency, coupled with the GE90-115B dual annular combustor technology, significantly limits fuel consumption and restricts hydrocarbon emissions to 40 percent of the level permitted by current international standard.

Snecma of France, Avio SpA of Italy and IHI Corporation of Japan are revenue-sharing participants in the GE90 program.

The GE90-115B engine is part of GE's "ecomagination" product portfolio -- GE's commitment to implementing innovative, cost-effective technologies that enhance the customers' environmental and operating performance.

OnPoint solutions are customized service agreements tailored to the operational and financial needs of each customer for any size fleet. These agreements are designed to help lower the customers' cost of ownership and maximize the use of their assets. Backed by GE's global support network, OnPoint services may include overhaul, on wing support, new and used-serviceable parts, component repair, technology upgrades, engine leasing, integrated systems support and diagnostics and integrated systems.

Dubai-based Emirates (www.emirates.com) is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and has received more than 400 international awards for excellence. Emirates now flies to 115 destinations in 67 countries. The airline reported a net profit of USD$1.5 billion for the last fiscal year. Emirates operates 162 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and has orders for an additional 189 aircraft, worth more than USD$66 billion.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.

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