DUBAI – November 19, 2013 – TUI Travel, one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies, has selected the GEnx-1B engine to power its two additional Boeing 787 aircraft. The engine order is valued at $90 million (USD) list price. TUI Travel also signed a 12-year OnPointSM solution agreement that covers the engines.
Tom Chandler, TUI travel director of Aircraft Acquisition and Finance said: “We are pleased to announce the order of two additional GEnx-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The technology within these engines contributes significantly to the operational efficiency of the aircraft, and we are delighted to extend our relationship with GE.”
“TUI Travel was the first customer to order GEnx engines, and we are pleased to power its entire Boeing 787 aircraft fleet,” said Kevin McAllister, vice president and general manager of Global Sales and Marketing at GE Aviation.
The GEnx-1B engine is the best-selling engine on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The engine has accumulated more than 178,000 flight hours and more than 35,000 cycles since entering service in 2012. More than 900 GEnx-1B engines have been sold to more than 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 consumption, which translates to 15 percent less CO2. The GEnx's innovative twin-annular pre-swirl (TAPS) combustor dramatically reduces NOx gases as much as 55 percent below today's regulatory limits and other regulated gases as much as 90 percent. Based on the ratio of decibels to pounds of thrust, the GEnx is the quietest engine GE produces due to the large, more efficient fan blades that operate at a slower tip speed, resulting in about 40 percent lower noise levels.
Revenue-sharing participants on the GEnx are IHI Corporation of Japan, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems 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 commitment to implementing innovative, cost-effective technologies that enhance the customers’ environmental and operating performance.
TUI Travel PLC is one of the world’s leading international leisure travel groups operating in approximately 180 countries worldwide. It serves more than 30 million customers in over 31 source markets. Headquartered in the UK, the Group employs approximately 54,000 people and operates a pan-European airline group consisting of 141 aircraft. For more information visit www.tuitravelplc.com.
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