Vistara signs $340-m deal for GE engine

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on August 07, 2018 Published on August 07, 2018

Full service airline Vistara has signed a $340 million deal with GE Aviation to purchase GEnx-1B engines for its 787-9 Dreamliner fleet of aircraft.

Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, intends to use the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on medium-haul and long-haul international routes. The firm engine order, valued at more than $340 million, is Vistara’s first order for GEnx-powered aircraft, with delivery expected between 2020 and 2021.

GE Aviation has sold more than 2,000 GEnx engines since launching the programme, solidifying it as the fastest selling high-thrust GE engine in history, said the company

“The order from Vistara is yet another demonstration of the trust that airlines around the world have in our products. GE has been a long-term partner in the growth of India’s commercial aviation space. There are over 450 engines in service across India using GE technology and another 200 on order with local Indian carriers. GE engines set the industry standard for fuel efficiency, reliability and outstanding service,” said Jason Tonich, VP Sales - Asia Pacific Region, GE Aviation.

The GEnx’s lean burning twin-annular pre-swirl (TAPS) combustor dramatically reduces NOx and other regulated gases below today’s regulatory limits and enhances durability. As the world’s first commercial engine with both a carbon fibre composite front fan case and fan blades, the GEnx fan module is lighter in weight, corrosion resistant with less line maintenance and improved reliability, and is the quietest engine GE produces, the company said.

Published on August 07, 2018
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