Emirates Orders GE90 Engines and Services

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Emirates has ordered 30 GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, in addition to the 65 GE90-powered Boeing 777-300ER and 777-200LR that are currently in service. The engine order including spare engines is valued at $2 billion (USD) list price. Deliveries are scheduled to begin late 2011.

Emirates has also signed a 12-year OnPoint solution services agreement for the maintenance and overhaul of its GE90-115B engines. The agreement is worth more than US$1 billion over the life of the contract.

The GE90-115B engine offers significantly improved fuel efficiency, lower noise levels and reduced emissions which Emirates requires as we continue to build our fleet of long-haul aircraft for the future, said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.

Emirates and GE Aviation have established a strong relationship and cooperation. As one of the world's fastest growing international airlines, the company operates 8 CFM56-powered A340s and 65 GE90-powered 777-300ERs/-200LRs, with additional GE90-powered 777 aircraft and GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8 aircraft on order. The airline is also the largest customer for the Airbus A380 and the Engine Alliance's GP7200 engines with 90 A380s on order, having already taken delivery of 11 since July 2008.

At 115,000 pounds of thrust, the GE90-115B engine combines advanced technologies from the GE90 family with new, performance- enhancing features, such as a three-dimensional aerodynamic (3-D aero) compressor and wide-chord, swept composite fan blades for greater efficiency. The dual annular combustor emits no more than 40% of the hydrocarbons allowed by today's international standards.

The GE90-115B engine has logged more than six million flight hours since entering service in 2004, and has demonstrated superior fuel efficiency as well as proving itself as one of the quietest engines per pound of thrust.

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