Bamboo Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with GE Aviation to purchase GEnx engines for its Boeing 787-9 aircraft order of 10 firm and 20 options valued at close to US$2 billion list price.
The signing ceremony took place on September 21 in New York, in the presence of Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
According to the agreement, GEnx engines will be delivered in 2022 to power the carrier’s wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet. The fleet will operate on nonstop routes between Vietnam and the US.
The GEnx is a high-thrust jet engine developed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 aircraft. It has the advantage of low fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions up to 15% compared to the GE’s CF6 engine. GEnx uses lightweight durable materials and advanced design processes to reduce weight, improve performance, and lower maintenance, making it an ideal engine for long-haul flights.
“The selection of the GEnx engines for our Boeing 787-9 aircraft will help increase the operational efficiency and service quality of Bamboo Airways on Vietnam-US nonstop flights as well as many potential international routes,” said Dang Tat Thang, CEO of Bamboo Airways. “Besides consolidating and expanding the airline’s modern fleet, the signing of this agreement with GE will lay a solid foundation to promote the development of this important route in the future.”
“The GEnx engines have proven performance with almost of decade of flying, and Bamboo Airways will fulfill its vision for long international routes thanks to the flying power and fuel efficiencies that the GEnx engine provides,” said Dave Kircher, GEnx General Manager at GE Aviation.
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