February 11, 2020
SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Japan Airlines (JAL) signed a nine-year TrueChoiceTM Flight Hour Agreement that covers the airline’s GEnx-1B engines on its Boeing 787 international fleet. The agreement is valued at $1.3 billion over the life of the contract.
“The TrueChoice Flight Hour Agreement between JAL and GE strengthens our partnership and will ensure our GEnx engines are covered into the new decade,” said Ryo Tamura, Executive Officer, Procurement at JAL.
“JAL was the launch customer for the GEnx-1B engine, and GE Aviation is proud to continue our support with the airline on one of its key engine programs,” said Jason Tonich, Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing at GE Aviation.
JAL and GE have a long-standing relationship that began with the CF6 engine. Today, JAL operates an extensive fleet of aircraft powered by GE’s CF6, CF34, GE90, GEnx and CFM International’s CFM56* engines.
The TrueChoice suite of engine maintenance offerings incorporates an array of GE capabilities and customization across an engine's lifecycle. Each TrueChoice offering is underpinned by GE Aviation's data and analytic capabilities and experience to help reduce maintenance burden and service disruptions for customers.
About Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline reaches 405 airports in 66 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of 238 aircraft. Awarded as one of the most punctual major international airlines and a certified 5-Star Airline by Skytrax, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service and aims to become one of the most preferred and valued airlines in the world.
About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world’s Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.
TMTrueChoice is a trademark of General Electric Company.
*CFM56 engines are a trademark of CFM International, a 50/50 join company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.