Thursday, February 23, 2006

Air India places $2-b order for GE engines

Mumbai: Air India has signed an agreement with GE Aviation for the purchase of GE engines valued at more than $2.2 billion at list price to power its new Boeing 777 and 787 fleets. The agreement was signed today at the Asian Aerospace show in Singapore.
A release said that the airline has placed orders for GE90-115B engines, to power the eight 777-200LRs and 15 777-300Ers it will acquire. In addition, Air India has placed orders for GEnx engines to power the 27 787-8 aircraft to be delivered under its fleet acquisition deal with Boeing. Delivery of the 777s is scheduled to begin in 2007, with the 787 deliveries scheduled to begin in 2008.
21/02 Hindu Business Line
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