Japan Airlines Signs $1.3B GE Aviation GEnx-1B Engine Service Agreement
At the Singapore Airshow last Tuesday (February 11), GE Aviation announced that Japan Airlines had signed a nine year TrueChoiceTM Flight Hour Agreement covering the carrier’s GEnx-1B powered Boeing 787 international fleet.
Last Tuesday (February 11, 2020), GE Aviation announced that Japan Airlines (JAL) had signed a nine-year TrueChoice Flight Hour Agreement worth $1.3B over the life of the contract. The service agreement covers the carrier's GEnx-1B powered international Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. In Tuesday’s announcement, Japan Airlines’ Executive Officer – Procurement, Ryo Tamura said,
“The TrueChoice Flight Hour Agreement between JAL and GE strengthens our partnership and will ensure our GEnx engines are covered into the new decade.”
Also commenting on the new service agreement, GE Aviation’s General Manager – Global Sales and Marketing, Jason Tonich added,
“JAL was the launch customer for the GEnx-1B engine, and GE Aviation is proud to continue our support with the airline on one of its key engine programs.”
Japan Airlines has a longstanding relationship with GE Aviation starting with the CF6 engine and today operates a fleet of aircraft powered by GE’s CF6, CF34, GE90 and CFM International’s CFM56 engines. CFM International is a 50/50 joint company owned equally by GE Aviation and Safran Aircraft Engines.
Founded in 1951, Japan Airlines became the country’s first international carrier. The airline is a member of the oneworld® alliance and along with their codeshare partners, serves over 411 destinations in over 60 countries. The award-winning carrier operates a modern fleet of 241 aircraft and is a certified “5-Star Airline” by Skytrax. Japan Airlines is known for their punctuality and is committed to providing guests with the highest levels of quality in every aspect of their service. The carrier aims to become one of the most valued and preferred airlines in the world.
GE Aviation is an operating unit of General Electric (NYSE: GE) and one of the world’s leading providers of jet and turboprop engines. GE Aviation also provides components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and GA aircraft. The company has a global service network supporting all their products and is part of the world’s “Digital Industrial Company” with connected, responsive and predictive software-designed machines and solutions.
Source (s): GE Aviation, Japan Airlines