Korean Air, GE sign 5-year GE90 service deal

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AAV_BulletinKorean Air has signed a five-year TrueChoice Material Service Agreement with GE for spare parts, component repair, and used serviceable part upgrades for GE90-115B engines. Korean Air, a major global airline serving 120 cities in 43 countries, operates a fleet of 154 of the latest Boeing and Airbus aircraft, including the GE90-powered Boeing 777.

“Our Boeing 777 fleet is maintained by industry-leading engineers and mechanical experts to satisfy the industry’s highest safety standards,” Soo Keun Lee, Executive Vice President and Chief Safety & Operating Officer of Korean Air. “This continued cooperation with GE is another step in our commitment to meet these safety standards and enhance competitiveness in the market together.”

The TrueChoice suite of engine maintenance offerings incorporate an array of GE capabilities and customisation across an engine’s lifecycle. TrueChoice Material offers high-quality new and used OEM parts, advanced repairs and technology upgrades to enhance engine performance and support higher engine residual value. All TrueChoice offerings are underpinned by GE’s data and analytic capabilities and experience to help reduce maintenance burden and service disruptions for customers.

“We are delighted to continue our longstanding relationship with Korean Air with this service offering,” said Russell Stokes, president and chief executive officer of GE’s Services organization. “This agreement gives Korean Air more options to enhance engine performance and reduce cost of operations.”

Serving the world for more than 50 years, Korean Air is one of the world’s top 20 airlines, carrying more than 27 million passengers in 2019, pre-COVID. With its global hub at Incheon International Airport (ICN), the airline serves 120 cities in 43 countries on five continents with a modern fleet of 154 aircraft and over 20,000 employees.

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