November 14, 2023
Dubai, UAE – GE Aerospace today announced an order from Royal Air Maroc (RAM) for 4 GEnx-1B engines to power their new order of Boeing 787 aircraft. This order adds to RAM’s current fleet of nine GEnx-powered Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners.
“This agreement is part of our continuing efforts to grow our fleet and expand our long-haul routes to North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe,” said Abdelhamid Addou, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Air Maroc. “We welcome these new aircraft and engines into our growing Dreamliner fleet.”
“We are very pleased that the GEnx continues to be the engine of choice for RAM's Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet,” said Kathy MacKenzie, Vice President, GE Aerospace Commercial Programs. “GE Aerospace and RAM have forged a strong relationship during the last few decades, and we look forward to strengthening our relationship for many more years.”
The GEnx engine family has more than 50 million flight hours since entry into service in 2011 and is the fastest-selling, high-thrust engine in GE history with nearly 3,000 engines in service and on backlog, including spares.
The GEnx-1B powers two out of every three 787 aircraft in service. The engine also provides a 1.4% fuel burn savings for the typical 787 mission compared to its competition. The added fuel savings enables more than 2 million fewer pounds of CO2 per aircraft annually. Like all GE Aerospace engines, the GEnx can operate on approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blends today.
Representing a giant leap forward in propulsion technology, GEnx uses lightweight durable materials and advanced design processes to reduce weight, improve performance, and lower maintenance, making it the best engine choice for long-haul flights.
GEnx’s revenue-sharing participants are IHI Corporation of Japan, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems of the UK, MTU of Germany, TechSpace Aero (Safran) of Belgium, Safran Aircraft Engines of France and Samsung Techwin of Korea.
About Royal Air Maroc
Headquartered in Casablanca, Royal Air Maroc operates a young fleet of aircraft to more than 80 destinations in Europe, North America, South America, Africa and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.royalairmaroc.com.
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 40,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines, and the business is playing a vital role in shaping the future of flight. For more information, visit us at www.GEAerospace.com.