LONDON – Singapore Airlines has signed a $2.8bn deal with GE Aviation for 22 GE9X engines, completing the need for its 31 Boeing 777X aircraft it has on order.
This now means the airline will have 62 GE9Xs on order, following the previous 2017 order for 40 of the engines.
It also means that all 31 aircraft will now be serviced by GE Aviation’s engine.
Commenting on the news was the GE Aviation GE9X Program General Manager Mike Hoffmeister:
“Singapore Airlines has been a long-standing customer and we are proud to continue to grow our relationship”.
“The GE9X engine offers a combination of power and fuel efficiency that is unmatched in its class.”
Also commenting on the news was Mr. Lau Hwa Peng, the Senior VP of Engineering at Singapore Airlines:
“The cutting-edge technologies that have gone into the Boeing 777-9 and the GE9X engines will help SIA to increase our operating efficiencies, lower our fuel burn, and materially reduce our carbon emissions.”
“This will reinforce SIA’s position as a leading global airline, and enable us to capture future growth opportunities.”
With this now completing the set for Singapore Airlines, all eyes will be on GE Aviation & Boeing to get both the engine and aircraft delivered.