Uzbekistan Airways has selected GEnx-1B engines to power four new Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
The engine order is valued at more than $230 million (USD), including a custom-ordered spare engine. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018.
GE awarded Uzbekistan Airways its TRUEngineTM designation for the entire GEnx fleet. The companies also agreed to promptly enter discussions to execute a mutually agreed TrueChoiceTM agreement for the GEnx-1B engines.
“Our cooperation with GE Aviation—the world’s leading supplier of aircraft engines for civil aircraft—is a major step forward in expanding international business relations for Uzbekistan’s flag carrier. We are proud to be the first Central Asian operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner equipped with high-performance GEnx-1B engines. By continuing our cooperation, we hope that GE Aviation’s environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient engines will deliver maximum value for the airline,” said Andrey Margachyov, Deputy Director of Operations at Uzbekistan Airways Technics.
“The GEnx-1B is the leading engine of choice for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. We’re happy to strengthen our collaboration with the aim to provide state-of-art technologies to the Uzbekistan Airways aircraft,” said Chaker Chahrour, vice president and general manager of Global Sales & Marketing at GE Aviation.
“The selection by Uzbekistan Airways for additional GEnx-powered Boeing 787 aircraft is a testament to the engine’s outstanding performance and reliability.”
In 2016, the airline accepted delivery of Central Asia’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner powered by GEnx-1B engines. The aircraft was the first passenger airliner based in Uzbekistan to be equipped with GE Aviation engines.