WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Qatar Airways today announced a new order for GE9X engines as part of its global launch order for up to 50 Boeing 777-8 Freighters. The commitment includes 30 GE9X engines and four GE90-115B engines, as well as GE TrueChoice™ services. This order is in coordination with Qatar Airways’ agreement for 34 firm orders for 777-8s with 16 additional purchase right options and an additional order for two Boeing 777 Freighters.
The total order value with GE is over US$6.8 billion, including spare engines and a TrueChoice™ services agreement to cover engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “With our status as the world’s largest air cargo carrier, Qatar Airways has ambitious plans for the future of its cargo operations.
“As operators of the Boeing 777 family, including the global launch customer for the Boeing 777-8 Freighter aircraft, we are delighted to have GE as our partner and these contracts for GE engines further cement the strong relationship. between Qatar Airways and GE.
“We are confident that Qatar Airways’ goal of moving towards a sustainable future will be greatly supported by the efficiency of the GE9X engines.”
“GE Aviation has a long history and proven track record in powering cargo aircraft,” said GE Aviation CEO John Slattery. “We are proud to continue to develop our relationship with Qatar Airways and to play an important role in their growth with this order for Boeing 777-8 Freighter and 777 Freighter aircraft.”
The GE9X engine helps meet GE Aviation’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry by introducing the latest generations of heat resistant ceramic matrix composite materials, additively manufactured parts and lean burn combustion that help to improve energy efficiency. It is the most powerful and fuel efficient turbojet engine in the world. The GE9X offers the lowest NOx emissions in its classI, and is the quietest GE motor ever producedii. Like all GE commercial engines, the GE9X and GE90 are compatible with any approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Incorporating a suite of propulsion technologies unique to GE, the GE9X delivers up to 10% lower specific fuel consumption than the engine it replaces. It builds on the heritage of the pioneering GE90 engine and offers a combination of power and efficiency unmatched in the freighter market.
GE Aviation has powered critical cargo operations around the world for decades, including Boeing’s line of dedicated freighters. This legacy continues with Boeing’s newest, the 777-8 Freighter, powered exclusively by the GE9X engine.
The GE90 engine family is the exclusive engine for Boeing’s 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 777 Freighter aircraft. Since entering service in 1995, the GE90 engine has accumulated over 108 million flight hours and has been among the most reliable in the industry with a world-class reliability rate of 99.98%.
IHI Corporation, Safran Aircraft Engines, Safran Aero Boosters and MTU Aero Engines AG participate in the GE9X engine program.
I achieve 55% less than current regulatory NOx requirements
ii pounds of thrust per decibel
* TrueChoice is a trademark of General Electric Company
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