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Air Canada Orders 36 GEnx-1B Engines to Power New Boeing 787-10 Order

GE Aerospace has confirmed that Air Canada has placed an order for 36 GEnx-1B engines plus four spares to power their recent Boeing 787-10 order. The order also includes options for an additional 24 of the engine type.

Air Canada Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Rendering - Courtesy Boeing

On Tuesday (October 17, 2023), GE Aerospace announced that Air Canada has ordered 36 GEnx-1B engines plus four spares to power their recent Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner order. As part of the order, the airline has also secured options for an additional 24 GEnx-1B engines. With over 50 million flight hours since entry into service in 2011, the GEnx engine Family is the fastest selling high-thrust engine in GE’s history with nearly 3,000 engines in service and on backlog, including spares.

In today’s announcement, GE Aerospace’s Vice President – Commercial Programs, Kathy MacKenzie, said,

“GE Aerospace is honoured Air Canada continues to put its trust in our GEnx engine and we look forward to working together to introduce the engines into Air Canada’s fleet.”

Also commenting on the engine order, Air Canada’s Vice President of Maintenance, Joshua Vanderveen, said,

“Air Canada is a longstanding GE Aerospace customer, and we are delighted to support our fleet renewal with these highly efficient GEnx engines to provide commonality and synergies across our Dreamliner fleet.”

Currently, the GEnx-1B powers two of every three Boeing 787 Dreamliners in service. Compared to the competition, the engine delivers a 1.4 percent fuel burn reduction for the typical 787 mission, equating to an annual savings of $300,000, along with the associated reduction of two million pounds of CO2 per airplane. Like all GE engines, the GEnx Family can also operate on today’s approved SAF blends.

GE Aerospace is a world leader in the production of jet engines, components and systems for commercial and military aircraft, and operates a global service network to support these offerings. The company and their joint ventures have an installed base of over 40,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines.

Source: GE Aerospace


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