GE Aviation wins Lufthansa engine order for Boeing 777 – Airways Magazine
FARNBOROUGH – Lufthansa Group (LH) announced at FIA2022 an order for a combined total of 18 GE9X and GE90 engines to power its fleet of Boeing 777 long-haul freighter aircraft.
To improve its freighter fleet, LH had recently announced the acquisition of Boeing 777 Freighters and Boeing 777-8 Freighters powered by GE9X and GE90 respectively. Four GE90 engines and 14 GE9X engines are included in the new engine order.
The GE9X is both the quietest GE engine ever and the most powerful commercial aircraft engine in terms of pounds of thrust per decibel. Compared to the GE90-115B, the engine will specifically reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%.
Plus, the GE9X and GE90 are compatible with any approved sustainable aviation fuel, much like all GE commercial engines.
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Comments from Lufthansa Group, GE
“We continue to invest in more fuel-efficient, quieter and more economical aircraft and engines that emit far less CO2said Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo. “This purchase of GE engines allows us to drive the modernization of our fleet with premium products that help increase operational efficiency, as well as reduce our fuel consumption and reduce carbon emissions.”
“GE has a long history and proven track record in powering commercial aircraft,” said Russell Stokes, president and CEO, Commercial Engines and Services for GE. “We are proud to continue to grow our relationship with Lufthansa as they continue to modernize their fleet for cargo operations.”
GE is one of the world’s leading suppliers of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. IHI Corporation, Safran Aircraft Engines, Safran Aero Boosters and MTU Aero Engines AG participate in the GE9X engine program.
Feature photo: GE Aviation