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Air India has signed an order for 40 GEnx-1B and 20 GE9X engines, plus a multi-year TrueChoice engine services agreement.
This is part of the airline’s firm order for 20 Boeing 787 and 10 Boeing 777X aircraft.
The airline currently operates a fleet of more than 150 aircraft, including GE90-powered Boeing 777s and GEnx-powered Boeing 787s.
N. Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons and Air India, said: “All of us at Tata Group and Air India are delighted to have this partnership with GE Aerospace, where we will build Air India to be a world class airline and one of the most technology-advanced airlines.”
Air India also announced a CFM order for more than 800 LEAP engines, the largest LEAP order ever, to power its entire narrowbody purchase of 210 Airbus A320/A321neo aircraft and 190 Boeing 737 MAX-family aircraft. The announcement includes a multi-year CFM services agreement. CFM is a 50/50 joint business between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.
“This order for GE Aerospace engines supports our Vihaan.AI transformation plan, a key part of which is to dramatically expand our fleet and global network,” said Campbell Wilson, CEO & managing director of Air India. “We are confident that these engines will deliver the reliability and efficiency we need, and we are delighted to continue our longstanding relationship with GE.”