Qatar Airways and GE Aviation have signed multiple agreements for GE engines. As a part of the agreements, Qatar Airways designated the GEnx engine to power its thirty new Boeing 787-9 aircraft along with a TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement to cover the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of the engines. Qatar Airways conjointly signed a TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement for MRO services on its GE9X engine fleet which will power sixty Boeing 777X aircraft. The agreements are valued at over US$5 billion.
A signing ceremony between Qatar Airways group Chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker and GE vice chairman and GE Aviation President and Chief executive officer David Joyce was held recently at the White House in Washington DC and witnessed by US President Donald Trump and
Al Baker aforesaid, “Qatar Airways has formidable plans for the long run we have a tendency to|and that we} square measure delighted to own GE beside the U.S. as we begin this journey along. These contracts for the GE engines which will power our Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 777X craft more cement the sturdy relationship between Qatar Airways and GE.”
Joyce added, “Qatar Airways is one in all the fastest growing airlines in the world, and GE Aviation is proud to collaborate with Qatar Airways and play a big role in their growth. Yesterday’s signing will increase Qatar’s GEnx-powered B787 fleet to sixty aircraft and make sure the airlines’ GEnx and GE9X engines receive the best level of maintenance and support.”
The engine selection and services orders can draw heavily on GE Aviation’s American manufacturing footprint and many U.S. based suppliers. GE Aviation employs about 27,000 workers within the U.S. at more than fifty locations in about to twenty states.