EVENDALE, OHIO – February 13, 2014 – Aerolíneas Argentinas ordered GE’s CF6-80E1 engines to power its four new Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
“The superior fuel efficiency for our routes and lower maintenance costs of GE’s CF6-80E1 engines were the key features that led us to select GE to power our new A330 fleet,” said Christian Landriscina, Technical and Supply Chain Vice President. “We look forward to adding the new aircraft to our growing fleet.”
“GE and Aerolíneas Argentinas have a strong relationship with the majority of their fleet powered by GE or CFM56* engines,” said Doug Izarra, Vice President for the Americas Sales at GE Aviation. “The selection of CF6-80E1 engines will continue to strengthen our relationship and demonstrates Aerolíneas Argentinas continued commitment to GE technology.”
GE's CF6 engines are among the most utilized and reliable in the industry. Powering more than 10 models of wide-body aircraft, the engine family has established an unparalleled record of reliability and has compiled more than 390 million flight-hours in service with more than 200 customers worldwide.
Over the last decade, GE has seen an increase in engine time on wing for the CF6-80E1 engine, which has helped the engine establish the lowest operating and maintenance costs compared to other A330 engine options. In 2012, GE Aviation refined component efficiencies across the CF6-80E1 engine to provide up to a one percent improvement in fuel efficiency for Airbus's enhanced A330 aircraft. The enhancements to the engine and aircraft will allow for an increased payload, greater range and lower operating costs on the CF6-80E1 engine. The enhancements will become the production standard for all new CF6-80E1 engines, with current operators having the option to incorporate many of these enhancements at engine overhaul. More than 550 CF6-80E1 engines have been delivered for the Airbus A330 aircraft.
Founded in 1950, Aerolíneas Argentinas is one of the leading South American carriers. From its home bases in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, Aerolíneas Argentinas flies to 20 international destinations in the Americas, Europe and South Pacific. Along with Austral Líneas Aéreas, Aerolíneas operates flights to 35 destinations in Argentina, flying to more cities in the Argentine territory than any other airline. Aerolíneas provides dynamic links between Argentina and the region through its relaunched hub in Aeroparque Jorge Newbery city airport. The Aerolíneas group is carrying out an ambitious fleet renewal program. Aerolineas Argentinas is member of the SkyTeam global alliance since September 2012. For more information about the company, visit http://www.aerolineas.com.
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