Dubai, UAE – GE Aerospace has announced an order from TAAG Angola Airlines for eight GEnx-1B engines and one spare to power their fleet of Boeing-787 aircraft. In October, the Luanda-based carrier announced with Boeing that it would renew its fleet with an order for four Boeing-787 Dreamliners.
In addition to this order, TAAG has signed a TrueChoice™ services agreement, covering their fleet of five GE90-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. GE Aerospace will support TAAG with spare parts, component repair, and used serviceable part upgrades for its fleet of GE90-115B engines.
“These agreements demonstrate TAAG Angola Airlines’ continued confidence in GE Aerospace’s engines and services,” said Kathy MacKenzie, Vice President, GE Aerospace Commercial. “We are excited to deliver these highly efficient and dependable GEnx engines while continuing to support the airline’s GE90 fleet.”
The GEnx engine family has accumulated more than 50 million flight hours since entry into service in 2011 and is the fastest-selling, high-thrust engine in GE history with nearly 3,000 engines in service and on backlog, including spares.
The GEnx-1B powers two out of every three Boeing-787 aircraft in service. The engine also provides a 1.4% fuel burn savings for the typical 787 mission compared to its competition. The added fuel savings enables more than 2 million fewer pounds of CO2 per aircraft annually. Like all GE Aerospace engines, the GEnx can operate on approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blends today.
Representing a giant leap forward in propulsion technology, GEnx uses lightweight durable materials and advanced design processes to reduce weight, improve performance, and lower maintenance, making it the best engine choice for long-haul flights.
Source : GE Aerospace