JAL goes with GE for $72 million

Japan Airlines has selected GE’s CF6-80C2 engine to power two Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft in an engine order valued at $72 million.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has selected GE’s CF6-80C2 engine to power two Boeing 747-400F freighter aircraft in an engine order valued at $72 million.

This order, for eight engines, is part of JAL’s program to replace its older fleet of 747-200F aircraft. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled for 2004.

JAL already operates 42 747-400s and 10 Boeing 767-300/-300ERs, all powered by the CF6-80C2 engine, with an additional three 747-400s on order awaiting delivery.

Currently certified on 11 wide-body aircraft models, the CF6-80C2 is said to have logged more than 83 million flight hours with more than 110 customers worldwide.

The CF6-80C2 powers the Boeing 747, 767, and MD-11 aircraft, and the Airbus A300 and A310 families.