CINCINNATI – GE Aerospace has officially confirmed that Air Canada has placed an order for 36 GEnx-1B engines, along with four spare engines, to power its recently acquired Boeing 787-10 aircraft. Additionally, the order includes options for an additional 24 GEnx-1B engines.
The Montreal-based carrier has been actively expanding its Dreamliner fleet, with the first Dreamliner delivery in 2014. Currently, Air Canada operates 38 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners, all of which are powered by GEnx engines.
Kathy MacKenzie, Vice President of GE Commercial Programs for GE Aerospace, expressed the company’s gratitude for Air Canada’s continued trust in their GEnx engine. She mentioned, “GE Aerospace is honored that 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.”
Air Canada’s Vice President of Maintenance, Joshua Vanderveen, highlighted the importance of using these efficient GEnx engines for their Dreamliner fleet renewal, emphasizing the benefits of commonality and synergies.
The GEnx engine family has accumulated over 50 million flight hours since entering service in 2011, and it holds the distinction of being the fastest-selling high-thrust engine in GE’s history, with almost 3,000 engines in service and on backlog, including spare units.
The GEnx-1B engine powers two out of every three 787 aircraft currently in service. Notably, it offers a 1.4% fuel burn savings for the typical 787 mission compared to its competition, which translates to approximately $300,000 per airplane per year in fuel savings. These savings also contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by more than 2 million pounds per aircraft annually. It’s worth mentioning that the GEnx engine can operate using approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blends.
The GEnx engine represents a significant advancement in propulsion technology, utilizing lightweight durable materials and advanced design processes to reduce weight, enhance performance, and lower maintenance requirements, making it an optimal choice for long-haul flights.
About GE Aerospace
GE Aerospace is a leading global provider of jet engines, components, and systems for both commercial and military aircraft. The company boasts a comprehensive service network to support its offerings. GE Aerospace, along with its joint ventures, has an installed base of over 40,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines, significantly contributing to shaping the future of aviation.
For more information, visit www.GEAerospace.com.
About Air Canada
Air Canada stands as Canada’s largest airline and is the country’s flag carrier. It is also a founding member of Star Alliance, a global air transportation network. Air Canada offers scheduled services to over 180 airports in Canada, the United States, and internationally across six continents. The airline holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax.
Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is recognized as Canada’s premier travel loyalty program, where members can earn and redeem points across a network of 45 airlines and a range of merchandise, hotel, and car rental rewards. The airline’s freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations worldwide using Air Canada’s passenger and freighter aircraft.
Air Canada has made a commitment to achieve net-zero emissions from all its global operations by 2050.
Air Canada shares are publicly traded on the TSX in Canada and the OCTQX in the US.
For more information, visit www.aircanada.com