Singapore Airlines purchases engines from GE
Agreement for 22 ones worth 2.8 billion dollars
The Asian carrier Singapore Airlines ordered 22 aircraft engines model GE9X in recent days, developed by the US company GE Aviation, a division of the General Electric Group, which will be used to power its fleet of B-777/9 aircraft. The contract has a duration of 12 years and a value of 2.8 billion dollars.
The GE9X powerplant is a synthesis of GE Aviation's latest technological expertise, including the use of new ceramic matrix composite materials, that are more heat resistant and improve fuel efficiency.
The Asian airline's order stems from the fact that it recently ordered 31 new B-777/9 aircraft. This is in addition to the 40-engine GE9X order placed by Singapore Airlines in 2017. In this way, the carrier is bidding to become among the top air carriers in the Asia Pacific region in terms of the number of next-generation widebodies in its fleet.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency