China Airlines signs service agreement with GE for 747-400F fleet

China Airlines
(PHOTO: China Airlines) Aerospace announced it has signed a TrueChoice services agreement with China Airlines to support their fleet of CF6-powered Boeing 747-400F aircraft. As part of the long-term service agreement, China Airlines is returning to GE’s OEM solution for high-pressure compressor airfoils. GE will manage the repair and replacement of these CF6-80C engine components during shop visits.

“We are honoured that China Airlines has put their trust in us to provide OEM solutions for their CF6 engine fleet,” said Russell Stokes, President and CEO, Commercial Engines and Services for GE Aerospace. “Our goal is to continue to deliver competitive, cost-effective solutions to support our customers, in this case, leveraging more than 475 million flight hours of experience with our CF6 engines to improve the product and extend time on wing.”

China Airlines, a leading Taiwan-based carrier, has been a GE Aerospace customer since 1999 when it first purchased 13 GE CF6-80C2-powered Boeing 747-400F aircraft. The company currently operates a fleet of 83 aircraft, including 14 747-400F powered by GE CF6-80C engines.

According to China Airlines, “the CF6-80C2 engine plays an important part in our operations. This agreement for services enables us to ensure we are meeting best performance and reliability standards to serve our customers.”

The TrueChoice services suite enables GE to accommodate any need and operational priority with an unmatched breadth of services and materials. Whether an operator, lessor or MRO, customers can be assured of offerings that realise maximum value across the asset life cycle.


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