Japan Airlines Places $72 Million Engine Order With GE Aircraft Engines.Business Editors
EVENDALE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 2002
Japan Airlines (JAL JAL Jalisco (Mexican state)
JAL Jalapa (Guatemala territorial division)
JAL Jump And Link
JAL Japan Airlines Company, Ltd. ) has selected GE's CF6-80C2 engine to power two Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft in an engine order valued at $72 million.
This order, for eight engines, is part of JAL's program to replace its older fleet of 747-200F aircraft. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled for 2004.
JAL already operates 42 747-400s and 10 Boeing 767-300/-300ERs, all powered by the CF6-80C2 engine, with an additional three 747-400s on order awaiting delivery.
"We are most pleased to expand upon our more than 30-year relationship with JAL," said Dave Calhoun Dave Calhoun is the Chairman and CEO of the Nielsen Company. Previously, he was with General Electric, where he was Vice Chairman and led GE Infrastructure, including GE Aircraft Engines.
Nielsen Biography:  , president and chief executive officer of GE Aircraft Engines. "JAL is a fantastic customer and we are committed to continue earning their loyalty."
The CF6-80C2 entered revenue service in October 1985 and has consistently demonstrated an industry-leading shop visit rate, a best-in-class in-flight shutdown rate, and a reputation for "stall-free" engine operation. The CF6-80C2 continues to be the industry's best-selling best·sell·er also best seller
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best commercial widebody engine in its thrust class.
Currently certified on 11 wide-body aircraft models, the CF6-80C2 has logged more than 83 million flight hours with more than 110 customers worldwide. The CF6-80C2 powers the Boeing 747, 767, and MD-11 aircraft, and the Airbus A300 and A310 families.
GE's CF6 engines are produced at its facility in Durham, North Carolina Durham is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the county seat of Durham CountyGR6 and is the fourth-largest city in the state by population. .
GEAE GEAE General Electric Aircraft Engines , a division of General Electric Company (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :GE), is the world's leading manufacturer of jet engines for military and civil aircraft, including engines produced by CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) The measurement of air flow. Cooling fans are rated in CFM. International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma Moteurs of France and GE. GEAE also manufactures gas turbines, derived from its highly successful jet engine programs, for marine and industrial applications. In addition, GEAE provides comprehensive maintenance support, through its GE Engine Services operation, for GE and non-GE jet engines in service throughout the world. Visit GEAE online at www.geae.com.