“We are honored Etihad has selected GE to play a significant role in the airline’s expansion efforts,” said David Joyce, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation. “GE’s wide-body engine strategy builds on the solid foundation that we began with our GE90 engines, was advanced with new technologies in the outstanding GEnx and will evolve further with the new GE9X engine, which will be the largest fan diameter and most fuel efficient engine GE has ever designed and manufactured.”
Qatar Airways ordered 50 GE9X-powered Boeing 777X aircraft. List price for these engines is valued at $3.8 billion (USD).
“Qatar Airways continues its rapid growth and GE is proud to play a significant role in the expansion with this order for GE9X-powered Boeing 777X aircraft,” said David Joyce, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation. “The new GE9X engine will be the largest and most fuel efficient engine GE has ever designed and manufactured and the rising number of orders for the engine-aircraft combination serve as a testament to the confidence our customers have the product.”
The GE9X engine for Boeing's 777X aircraft will be in the 100,000-pound thrust class with a 10 percent improvement in fuel burn over today's GE90-115B. Key features include: the industry’s largest front fan, composite fan case and fourth-generation composite fan blades, highest pressure ratio compressor for any large GE engine, third-generation TAPS (twin annular pre-swirl) combustor for greater efficiency and low emissions, and ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material in the combustor and turbine.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 128 aircraft to 133 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas. Qatar Airways recently joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the only major Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost a thousand airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures.
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A380 and A320 family of aircraft. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.
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