China Airlines has entered into a services agreement with GE Aerospace for its 747-400F fleet, as announced by GE Aerospace. Under this long-term agreement, China Airlines will rely on GE’s OEM solution for high-pressure compressor air foils, with GE managing the repair and replacement of these components for the carrier’s CF6-powered Boeing 747-400F aircraft during shop visits.
Russell Stokes, President and CEO of Commercial Engines and Services for GE Aerospace, expressed gratitude for China Airlines’ trust in GE’s OEM solutions. He emphasised the goal of delivering competitive and cost-effective solutions, drawing on over 475 million flight hours of experience with CF6 engines to enhance the product and extend time on wing.
A loyal customer of GE Aerospace since 1999, China Airlines initially purchased 13 GE CF6-80C2-powered Boeing 747-400F aircraft. Presently operating a fleet of 83 aircraft, including 14 747-400F powered by GE CF6-80C engines, China Airlines highlights the importance of the CF6-80C2 engine in their operations. The service agreement is seen as a means to ensure optimal performance and reliability standards to meet customer needs.
The TrueChoice services suite, offered by GE, provides a comprehensive range of services and materials, allowing the company to address various needs and operational priorities. Whether for operators, lessors, or maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) providers, customers can expect offerings that deliver maximum value throughout the asset life cycle.