GE Aerospace confirmed that Air Canada has ordered 36 GEnx-1B engines plus four spares to power its new order of Boeing 787-10 aircraft. The order includes options for an additional 24 GEnx-1B engines.
The Montreal-based carrier took delivery of its first Dreamliner in 2014 and currently operates 38 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners, all powered by GEnx engines.
“GE Aerospace is honoured Air Canada continues to put its trust in our GEnx engine and we look forward to working together to introduce the engines into Air Canada’s fleet,” said Kathy MacKenzie, Vice President, GE Commercial Programs for GE Aerospace.
“Air Canada is a longstanding GE Aerospace customer, and we are delighted to support our fleet renewal with these highly efficient GEnx engines to provide commonality and synergies across our Dreamliner fleet,” said Joshua Vanderveen, Vice President, Maintenance at Air Canada.
The GEnx engine family has more than 50 million flight hours since entry into service in 2011 and is the fastest-selling, high-thrust engine in GE history with nearly 3,000 engines in service and on backlog, including spares.
The GEnx-1B powers two out of every three 787 aircraft in service. The engine also provides a 1.4% fuel burn savings for the typical 787 mission compared to its competition, equating to $300,000 per airplane per year in fuel savings. The added fuel savings enables more than 2 million fewer pounds of CO2 per aircraft annually. Like all GE Aerospace engines, the GEnx can operate on approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blends today.
Representing a giant leap forward in propulsion technology, GEnx uses lightweight durable materials and advanced design processes to reduce weight, improve performance, and lower maintenance, making it the best engine choice for long-haul flights.