GE Aviation will supply its CF6-80E1 engines to power the two new Airbus A330-300 aircraft operated by Singapore-based BOC Aviation. The two aircraft have been placed on long-term lease with EVA Airways Corporation. With 256 aircraft operated by 61 airlines in 30 countries worldwide, BOC Aviation is primarily involved in leasing aircraft. Bank of China-owned BOC Aviation aims to acquire 195 aircraft this year. The firm has operations in Dublin, London, Seattle and Tianjin. The Airbus airplanes will be delivered to BOC Aviation by 2017.
Our choice of GE Aviation’s CF6 engines demonstrates our confidence in the reliability and proven strong operational performance of the engine, said Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer of BOC Aviation.
We have purchased more than 340 engines from GE Aviation and its joint ventures, and we look forward to continue building on this enduring partnership with them to meet the needs of our customers.
GE Aviation global sales and marketing vice-president and general manager Chaker Chahrour said:
The CF6 engine has a strong track record of performance, incorporating the latest technology to deliver enhanced fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
GE's CF6 engines have been among the most utilized and reliable in the industry. Powering more than 10 models of wide-body aircraft, the engine family has established an unparalleled record of reliability for more than 40 years with more than 400 million flight-hours in service with more than 250 operators worldwide.
“We are pleased that BOC Aviation has selected the CF6 engine to power its new widebody aircraft,” said Chaker Chahrour, vice president and general manager of Global Sales and Marketing, GE Aviation. “The CF6 engine has a strong track record of performance, incorporating the latest technology to deliver enhanced fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.” Previous leasings include two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and twelve 12 Airbus A321s for EVA Air, and six A321 models. The remaining airplanes will be delivered over the next two years.
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