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Biman Bangladesh and The Republic of Ghana Select GEnx Engines for Newly Ordered Boeing 787-9s

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

At the Dubai Airshow earlier this week, GE Aviation announced that both Biman Bangladesh and The Republic of Ghana will power their new B787-9 Dreamliners with GEnx engines.

Biman Bangladesh Boeing 787-9 and 777-300ER - Courtesy Boeing

On Wednesday, GE Aviation announced that Biman Bangladesh has selected GEnx-1B engines to power the additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners ordered at the Dubai Airshow. The engines carry a value of over 100M at list. Since its launch in 2004, GE Aviation has sold more than 2,500 GEnx engines, making it the fastest selling high-thrust engine in the company’s history. The engine uses advanced technologies and materials, offering airline customers the highest reliability, lowest fuel burn and longest range of any available B787 engine option. The GEnx has the highest pressure ratio compressor in commercial service today offering superior fuel efficiency and thrust. The outstanding performance characteristics has made the GEnx the choice for the longest routes, such as Qantas’ history making B787-9 “Project Sunrise” flights. The record-breaking New York-Sydney and London-Sydney flights were powered by GEnx engines. In Wednesday’s announcement, GE Aviation’s General Manager – GEnx Program, Mahendra Nair stated,

“The GEnx engine has proven itself in terms of performance on the 787 aircraft. This order will double the GEnx engine fleet for Biman Bangladesh, and we are extremely proud for the airlines confidence in the engine.”

The Republic of Ghana also announced their intention to purchase GEnx-1B engines to power three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners they will acquire as they plan the re-launch of their national airline. The Republic of Ghana’s order is valued at over $150M in list prices. In Tuesday’s announcement, GE Aviation’s General Manager – GEnx Program, Mahendra Nair stated,

“GE Aviation is honored to provide GEnx engines for the new 787 Dreamliners that Ghana will acquire to re-launch a national carrier. The GEnx engine has proven itself with the highest reliability and utilization rates that benefit our customers, and we look forward to working with Ghana as the country progresses on its strategy to re-enter the aviation industry."

The GEnx offers unique and innovative technology such as a lean burning twin-annular pre-swirl (TAPS) combustor which reduces regulated gas emissions and enhances durability. The engine also has the first carbon fiber composite front fan case and fan blades, reducing weight, noise and line maintenance, while improving reliability.

The GEnx program is a revenue-sharing venture which also includes IHI Corp. of Japan, Aerospace Engine Systems of the UK, MTU of Germany, TechSpace Aero (Safran) of Belgium, Safran Aircraft Engines of France and Samsung Techwin of Korea. GE Aviation is a unit of General Electric (NYSE: GE) and is a leading global supplier of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical aircraft systems.

Source: GE Aviation


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