Dubai – MENA Herald: Emirates has extended its TrueChoiceTM Flight Hour agreement with GE (NYSE: GE) for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of 54 GE90-115B engines that power its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The extended agreement is valued at more than $400 million over the life of the contract.
Emirates operates the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft with 118 in service flying to six continents. The airline continues to build on a successful partnership with GE on technology sharing and innovation in engine maintenance and related services, contributing significantly to the aviation industry.
“As the largest operator of GE90 engines, Emirates depends on the engine’s reliability on a daily basis to satisfy its customers,” said Kevin McAllister, president and chief executive officer of GE Engine Services. “That’s why GE Aviation is proud to continue to provide exemplary service and support for Emirates’ GE90 engine fleet with the extension of the True Choice Flight Hour agreement.”
The TrueChoice suite of engine maintenance offerings for commercial aviation industry emphasizes the breadth and depth of capabilities and customization across the entire engine lifecycle. The TrueChoice suite includes:
TrueChoice Flight Hour provides customized offerings that help optimize cost of ownership over the entire engine lifecycle with flexible risk transfer and payment options.
TrueChoice Overhaul provides time and material overhauls with tailored workscopes specific to shop visit objectives, economic priorities and ownership horizon – whether for one engine or an entire fleet.
TrueChoice Material provides high-quality new and used OEM parts, advanced repairs and technology upgrades for airlines and MROs that enhance engine performance over the lifecycle and support higher engine residual value.
TrueChoice Transitions provides a broad range of options for changing ownership horizons, including green time leases, exchanges and material buy-back, plus custom workscopes with shorter builds and maximum used material. For lessors, GE offers products specifically designed to accommodate a change in owner or operator.
Each of the TrueChoice offerings is underpinned by GE Aviation’s emerging capability and experience with using data and analytics to offer new insights to reduce maintenance burden and service disruptions for our customers.