JAL Boeings to be powered by GE engines

JAL Group has awarded GE Aircraft Engines over $120 million to provide CF6-80C2 engines for JAL’s seven new Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

JAL Group (JAL) has selected GE Aircraft Engines’ CF6-80C2 engine to power its seven new Boeing 767-300ER aircraft to be introduced under an operating lease.

The deal is valued at more than $120 million. The 14 engines will be delivered over a three-year period, starting in 2004.

‘JAL has one of the largest CF6-80C2 fleets in the world,’ commented Kenji Uenishi, General Manager, Sales-Japan, GE Aircraft Engines. ‘This selection reinforces the airline’s confidence in the reliability of the CF6 engines.’

JAL currently operates CF6-80C2 engines on 15 Boeing 767-300/-300ER aircraft and 42 Boeing 747-400 aircraft. A launch customer for the longer range Boeing 777family, JAL also operates five Boeing 777-200ERs powered by the GE90 engines.