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“Reliability and durability”: GE Aviation wins engine order and overhaul contract from Atlas Air


GE Aviation has won an engine order from Atlas Air Worldwide which includes a 20-year ‘TrueChoice’ overhaul agreement.

TrueChoice covers the time and material required to overhaul the GEnx-2B engines Atlas Air has purchased to power its four Boeing 747-8 Freighters. The agreements are valued at more than US$800 million list price over the life of the service agreement.

GE said the TrueChoice suite of engine maintenance offerings incorporates a range of capabilities and customisation across an engine’s lifecycle. The offering is underpinned by GE Aviation’s “data and analytic capabilities and experience to help reduce maintenance burden and service disruptions for customers”.

“GE Aviation is proud to provide the engines and services for Atlas Air’s new 747-8 Freighters and play a role in Atlas Air’s growing operation,” said the company’s vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing Jason Tonich.

“The GEnx-2B engines have proven their reliability and durability since entering service almost a decade ago, and GE Aviation is committed to providing full support for these engines long into the future.”

Atlas Air Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer John Dietrich commented: “The 747-8F powered with GEnx engines gives us the best and most versatile widebody freighter in the market. Our partnership with GE Aviation supports our longstanding focus on leading edge technology. We look forward to continuing to provide world-class service to our customers.”

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