Qatar Airways has become the first airline in
the world to use the ‘GE360 Foam Wash’ system after partnering
with GE on a three-year trial of the innovative enhanced engine
The state-of-the-art technology eplaces the traditional water wash method to improve engine
performance, fuel efficiency and reduce maintenance frequency on
GE engine models.
The GE360 Foam Wash system works by injecting a
heated detergent solution, specially-formulated to dissolve dust
and dirt particles from the engine gas path.
water wash systems the GE360 Foam Wash is a self-contained system,
which allows it to be used inside maintenance facilities and is
also friendly to the environment.
Qatar Airways Chief Technical Officer, Mr.
Anthony Lowery, said, “As the first and only airline in the world
to receive a licence to operate the GE360 Foam Wash system to
date, we are at the forefront of innovation in aircraft
maintenance. We look forward to continuing our partnership
with General Electric on this and future projects, to further
position Qatar Airways as a leader in the field of aircraft
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