|CAL e-News |
China Airlines, the leading carrier in Taiwan, finalized its order for 20 GE90-115B engines to power its previously announced order for 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, with four aircraft leased from GECAS and six purchased from Boeing. The engines are valued at $170 million (USD) list price. Delivery will begin in Sept. 2014.
ˇ§China Airlines is currently operating Boeing 747 for long-haul routes. We believe the twin-engine GE90-powered Boeing 777-300ERs will greatly improve the fuel efficiency,ˇ¨ said Huang-Hsiang Sun, Chairman of China Airlines.
"China Airlines is one of GEˇ¦s long-term customers, and this is the first time that China Airlines ordered GE90 engines to power the B777 aircraft,ˇ¨ said Bill Millhaem, GE90 Platform GM of GE Aviation. ˇ§We are confident the GE90 engines will provide outstanding performance to China Airlines and its customers, and we are committed to provide the best support to the important airline.ˇ¨
China Airlines is now operating flights to 106 destinations in 29 countries and regions (including cargo service) on four continents, with a well-developed network in Asia.
At 115,000 pounds of thrust, the GE90-115B engine includes such performance-enhancing features as three-dimensional aerodynamic (3-D aero) compressor and wide-chord, swept composite fan blades for greater efficiency. The dual annular combustor emits no more than 40 percent of the hydrocarbons allowed by today's international standards. More than 1,700 GE90-115B engines have been ordered by customers for their Boeing 777-300ERs, 777-200LRs and 777 Freighters.
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.