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GE Aerospace and Ethiopian Airlines Reach Agreement on GE9X Engines to Power New Boeing 777X Fleet

March 06, 2024

Evendale, OH – GE Aerospace announced today it has reached agreement with Ethiopian Airlines for 16 GE9X engines to power the airline’s new fleet of Boeing 777X aircraft, becoming the first GE9X customer in Africa.

“GE Aerospace is honored to power Ethiopian Airlines’ new Boeing 777X fleet with our latest generation technology GE9X engine,” said Russell Stokes, President and CEO, Commercial Engines and Service, GE Aerospace. “Today’s order represents the next chapter in our successful partnership that has spanned decades and ensures Ethiopian Airlines continues to be at the forefront of commercial aviation.”

The 777X will be the world's largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, delivering 10% better fuel consumption, as well as the lowest emissions, and operating costs of any aircraft in its class.

Mesfin Tasew Group CEO added: "Ethiopian Airlines and GE Aerospace have a long partnership and today we are continuing that into the future with this order of GE9X engines to power our Boeing 777X fleet. This will ensure that Ethiopian Airlines fleet remains among the most efficient and modern in the world."

The GE9X received FAR 33 certification in 2020 and is the exclusive engine for the Boeing 777X family of aircraft. It is infused with industry leading technologies, including heat-resistant Ceramic Matrix Composites, additively-manufactured parts, and lean-burn combustion that helps improve fuel efficiency. The GE9X offers industry leading NOx emissions reduction for its class and is the quietest GE Aerospace engine ever produced, per pound of thrust. Like all GE commercial engines, it is compatible with any approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel.

About GE Aerospace
GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and systems for commercial and military aircraft with a global service network to support these offerings. GE Aerospace and its joint ventures have an installed base of more than 44,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines, and the business is playing a vital role in shaping the future of flight.