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BOEING SELECTS GENERAL ELECTRIC AS 767 AWACS ENGINE SUPPLIER

 BOEING SELECTS GENERAL ELECTRIC AS 767 AWACS ENGINE SUPPLIER
 SEATTLE, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing Defense & Space Group announced today it has selected General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) to supply engines for the 767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.
 The new AWACS platform will be powered by two GE CF6-80C2-model engines, which have a thrust of 61,500 pounds each, and will enable the 767 to meet AWACS operational requirements.
 The engines will be modified to accommodate the increased electrical power required for normal operations of the AWACS system. Two 150 kilovolt amp (kVA) generators will replace single 90 kVA generators on each engine.
 GE Aircraft Engines, based in Cincinnati, will do initial modifications to the engines, and Boeing will complete engine build-up, adding generators, wire harnesses and other accessories.
 The 767 AWACS program is focused on the international marketplace. The Japanese Defense Agency has been studying an airborne early warning system to meet Japan's future defense requirements; the 767 AWACS is a leading candidate for that role. In addition, several other countries have expressed interest in purchasing 767 AWACS aircraft in the future.
 The 767 is the company's new military airplane platform, and replaces the 707 which is no longer in production. The 707 AWACS is in service with the U.S. Air Force, NATO, Saudi Arabia, France and the United Kingdom.
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 /CONTACT: Susan Bradley of Boeing Defense & Space Group, 206-773-2816; or Rick Kennedy of General Electric Aircraft Engines, 513-243-5805
 (BA GE) CO: Boeing Defense & Space Group; General Electric Co. ST: Washington, Ohio IN: ARO SU:


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