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Qatar Airways Sign GE9X Engines for Whooping 6.8 Billion to Power Boeing 777

Feb 14,2022

The GE9X offers the lowest NOx emissions in its class, and is the quietest GE engine ever produced.
Qatar Airways signed an agreement with GE for USD 6.8 billion for 30GE9X engines and four GE90-115B engines, plus GE TrueChoice services coupled with an additional new order for GE9X engines. This agreement is a part of a global launch by Qatar Airways of 50 Boeing 777-8 Freighters. This order is in coordination of Qatar Airways¡¯ agreement for 34 firm 777-8 orders with an additional 16 purchase right options, and an additional order of two Boeing 777 Freighters.

The agreement includes spare engines and a TrueChoice services agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the engines.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: ¡°With our status as the world¡¯s largest air freight carrier, Qatar Airways has ambitious plans for the future of its cargo operations. As operators of the Boeing 777 family, including the global launch customer of Boeing¡¯s 777-8 Freighter aircraft, we are delighted to have GE as our partners and these contracts for GE engines further cement the strong relationship between Qatar Airways and GE. We are confident that Qatar Airways¡¯ focus to drive towards a sustainable future will be very much supported by the efficiency of the GE9X engines.¡±
GE Aviation CEO John Slattery said, ¡°GE Aviation has great history and proven track record of powering freighter-dedicated aircraft. We are proud to continue building our relationship with Qatar Airways and play a significant role in their growth with this order of Boeing 777-8 Freighter and 777 Freighter aircraft.¡±

The GE9X engine helps meet GE Aviation¡¯s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry by introducing the latest generations of heat-resistant Ceramic Matrix Composites materials, additively-manufactured parts and lean burn combustion that help improve fuel efficiency. It is the world¡¯s most powerful and most fuel-efficient turbofan. The GE9X offers the lowest NOx emissions in its class, and is the quietest GE engine ever produced. Like all GE commercial engines, both the GE9X and GE90 are compatible with any approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

Incorporating a suite of propulsion technologies unique to GE, the GE9X offers up to 10 percent lower specific fuel consumption compared to the engine it replaces. It builds on the heritage of the pioneering GE90 engine and offers a combination of power and efficiency unmatched in the freighter market. GE Aviation has powered essential cargo operations worldwide for decades, including Boeing¡¯s line of dedicated freighters. This legacy continues with Boeing¡¯s newest, the 777-8 Freighter, powered exclusively by the GE9X engine.

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The GE90 engine family is the exclusive powerplant on Boeing¡¯s 777-300ER, 777-200LR, and 777 Freighter aircraft. Since its entry into service in 1995, the GE90 engine has accumulated more than 108 million flight hours and has been among the most reliable in the industry with a world class dispatch reliability rate of 99.98 percent.

The ¡°6th Annual Commercial Aero Engine Shanghai International Forum¡± (CAESH) will be held in the city of Shanghai on March 29th - 30th, 2022, focus on scientific and technological innovation-driven, integration of industry in-depth and with a number of domestic and foreign aero engines and aircraft host development units to focus on the ¡°aviation industry policies and market trends¡±, ¡°application of new renewable energy and hydrogen fuel¡±, ¡°advanced aero engine materials and processing technology¡±, ¡°global short-term supply chain coordination¡± and other hot topics, to build a high platform for aero engine technology exchanges, academic discussions and business cooperation.

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