Bamboo Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GE Aviation to purchase GEnx engines for its Boeing 787-9 aircraft order of ten firm and 20 options valued at close to US$2 billion at list price. 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 U.S. 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 by up to 15% compared to the GE 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.