AirAsia X has signed a firm contract with GE for
the purchase of CF6-80E1 engines to power the three new Airbus
A330-200s (with the option of two additional aircraft) scheduled
for delivery from 2012.
In addition, AirAsia X has also signed a 20 year
On-Point solutions agreement with GE for the maintenance, repair
and overhaul of the CF6-80E1 engines.
The A330-200, which is capable of flying
non-stop from Kuala Lumpur to Europe will be configured in a two
class layout with 24 Premium flatbeds and 264 Economy seats.
“GE is proud to play an integral
part in AirAsiaX’s ambitious long-term expansion plans,” said
Kevin McAllister, Vice President and General Manager of Global
Sales, GE Aviation. “GE has incorporated the latest technology
advances in the compressor, combustor and turbine section of the
CF6-80E1 engine to improve fuel efficient, reduce emissions, and
increase engine time-on-wing, which will greatly benefit AirAsiaX’s operations.”
AirAsia X said the deal is valued at over US$600
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