Bamboo Airways signs agreement for GEnx engines

Sept. 30, 2021
The signing ceremony took place on Sept. 21 in New York, under the witness of Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, AviationPros reports.

NEW YORK - Bamboo Airways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement with GE Aviation to purchase GEnx engines for its Boeing 787-9 aircraft order of 10 firm and 20 options valued at close to $2 billion (USD) list price, AviationPros reports. Continue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

September 30, 2021 -The MOU agreement is the largest deal in this signing series for Bamboo Airways. According to the agreement, GEnx engines to be delivered in 2022 will power the wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet of Bamboo Airways. This fleet will operate on nonstop routes between Vietnam and the US, and the Boeing 787-9 is currently one of the few modern wide-body aircraft capable of fulfilling the requirements of long-distance international routes like this 13-hour flight between the two countries.

The GEnx is a high-thrust jet engine developed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 aircraft. It has the advantage of low fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions up to 15% compared to the GE’s CF6 engine. 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 many long-haul flights.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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