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That's A Wrap! GE Aviation Sets $55 Billion Order Record at the Paris Air Show

June 19, 2019 | by GE Aviation News Staff
GE Aviation and its joint venture company CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, announced a record setting $55 billion in jet engines, services, avionics and digital offerings at the Paris Air Show this week.

Highlights included:

  • AirAsia ordered 200 LEAP-1A engines and signed an expanded Rate Per Flight Hour service agreement

  • IndiGo ordered 560 LEAP-1A engines, plus spares

  • Avolon Leasing ordered 140 LEAP-1A engines

  • CDB Leasing ordered 90 LEAP-1A engines

  • Korean Air and Air Lease Corporation ordered a combined total of 30 GEnx-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners

  • Envoy Air Inc. expanded its TrueChoiceTM service agreement to cover its entire fleet of CF34-8E engines

  • Lufthansa Technik will be an authorized service provider for the backup generator/converter and certain Electrical Load Management Systems components on the Boeing 777X

  • ALAFCO ordered 60 LEAP-1A engines

  • Zhejiang Loong Air signed a LEAP-1A Rate Per Flight Hour services agreement

  • Avation PLC signed an agreement for the AirVault Asset Transfer System for the lessor's aircraft fleet

  • Color Guizhou Airlines signed a LEAP-1A Rate Per Flight Hour services agreement

  • Macquarie Finance ordered 40 LEAP-1A engines

  • Peach Aviation ordered 20 LEAP-1A engines

  • Boeing awarded GE Aviation a contract to supply a stores management solution for the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling program

  • GE Aviation and Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) partner in an EFB flight safety project implementing Flight Pulse™ amongst their pilot community

  • Qantas and GE Aviation will develop a new module for FlightPulse™to improve safety and operational decision making for airline pilots

  • SMBC Capital ordered 40 LEAP-1A engine

  • S7 Airlines signed a seven-year TrueChoiceTM Flight Hour service agreement for its CF34-8E engines

  • United Airlines order 20 firm CF34-8E-powered ERJ175 aircraft, with the option to purchase 19 additional aircraft

  • Qatar Airways announced a commitment to purchase five additional GE90-powered 777 Freighters

  • Avionica, part of GE Aviation, received Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate from EASA for its miniQAR MkIII Quick Access Recorder (QAR), avRDC Remote Data Concentrator and avCM 4G Cell Module

  • Avionica will develop a cost-effective, lightweight terminal for Inmarsat's award-winning SB-S aircraft operations and safety platform.

  • GE Aviation and Leonardo signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding to continue developing and implementing digital transformation across Leonardo’s UK operations

  • Avionica’s integrated Onboard Network Server has been granted FAA approval for Cyber-Secure Connectivity and Application Hosting

  • Kenya Airways selects GE Aviation’s Digital Flight Operations

  • Azorra Aviation signed a Set Maintenance Offer (SMO) agreement for its CF34-10E engine fleet

  • Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and GE Aviation finalized a TrueChoiceTM Flight Hour agreement for its CF34-10E engines fleet

  • Volga-Dnepr Group and GE Aviation renew their strategic partnership to develop collaborative solutions to benefit each company and their customers

The GE9X engine made its debut at this year’s Paris Air Show. The world’s largest commercial jet engine has already booked more than 700 orders with eight customers.

Also on display was GE Aviation’s new connected flight management system that is incorporated into the open systems demonstrator, which shows the potential of how additional efficiency gains can be provided to the airlines. GE Aviation has delivered the 20,000th flight management computer for military and commercial aircraft, marking 35 years of continuously advancing the technology for flight crews.


A LEAP-A on the wing of an A321neo at the Paris Air Show, with a GEnx in the background.

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