Qantas chooses General Electric for Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fleet

Travel News Asia Wednesday, 28 February 2007

The Qantas Group has selected the General Electric (GE) GEnx engine to power its Boeing 787 fleet of up to 115 aircraft. The choice of the GEnx engine follows an eight-month evaluation process.

The Chief Financial Officer of Qantas, Mr Peter Gregg said the initial order for 45 aircraft sets was for a value of $2 billion in capital and maintenance costs over the life of the engines.

"The GEnx was chosen because of its superior performance and environmental impact for the type of operation the Group aircraft will perform," he said. "The GEnx is 20% more fuel efficient, produces around 20% less carbon dioxide and 40% less nitrous oxide than the engines on our B767 aircraft, and operates with a 50% smaller noise footprint."

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