MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - July 25, 2012 - Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, has selected GEnx-1B engines to power its 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for which the airline has made a commitment. The engine commitment is valued at more than $400 million (USD) list price.
"Aeromexico selected the GEnx-1B engine for its thrust capability, excellent fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and lower noise levels, said Andres Conesa, Chief Executive Officer of Aeromexico. "We look forward to the GEnx-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners joining our growing aircraft fleet."
"The GEnx-1B engines will provide Aeromexico with the performance capability needed to operate in hot, high conditions, and we are excited Aeromexico selected the GEnx engine to power its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet," said Kevin McAllister, vice president and general manager of Global Sales at GE Aviation.
The GEnx-1B engine is the best-selling engine on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The engine has accumulated more than 5,000 flight hours and more than 1,100 cycles since entering service in April. More than 850 GEnx-1B engines have been sold to 30 customers.
The GEnx engine family is the fastest-selling engine in GE Aviation history with more than 1,300 engines on order. Compared to GE's CF6 engine, the GEnx engine offers up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency, which translates to 15 percent less CO2 and is about 30 percent quieter. The GEnx engine's NOx gases emissions are as much as 55 percent below today's regulatory limits, and as much as 90 percent below today's regulatory limits on the emission of other regulated gases.
Revenue-sharing participants on the GEnx are IHI Corporation of Japan, Avio SpA. of Italy, Volvo Aero of Sweden, MTU of Germany, TechSpace Aero of Belgium, Snecma (SAFRAN Group) of France and Samsung Techwin of Korea.
The GEnx is part of GE's "ecomagination" product portfolio - GE's business strategy to develop new, cost-effective technologies that enhance customers' environmental and operating performance.
About Grupo Aeroméxico
Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Its fleet includes Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the latest Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. The carrier announced a major expansion plan in 2011 to acquire 20 new and wholly owned aircraft including ten Embraer 190 and ten Boeing 737-8 NG airplanes. Aeroméxico will take delivery of seven B787-8 Dreamliners over the next three years.
Grupo Aeroméxico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport, and offers 550 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
Aeroméxico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance partnering 17 airlines: Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem miles through the different airline partners' loyalty programs and enjoy the benefits offered at SkyTeam's 503 airport lounges around the world. SkyTeam offers its 531 million annual passengers more than 14,000 daily flights to 983 destinations in 178 countries http://www.skyteam.com.
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