America’s General Electric to Equip Our Aircraft
GE Aviation is said to deliver four GEnx-1B aircraft engines to Uzbekistan Airways to outfit new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The parties signed a memorandum to expand the cooperation. In addition, within the framework of the agreements reached, the national air carrier will purchase another spare engine GEnx1B from the American manufacturer. All deliveries will be carried out in 2018.
“We are glad to expand the strategic cooperation, aiming to provide the Uzbekistan Airways aircraft fleet with advanced GE technologies. The choice of GEnx-1B engines for new Boeing 787 aircrafts proves their high reliability and efficiency,» said Sheker Shahrur, Sales Vice President at GE Aviation.
Within the framework of the memorandum, the US company awarded the TRUEngine rank to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts of the NAC Uzbekistan Airways, which are equipped with GEnx engines. The TRUEngine certification status guarantees the owners, operators and potential purchasers the conformity of the engine configuration with the manufacturer's requirements, confirms the history of its maintenance and allows prompt assessment of the market value of the aircraft engine.
According to Andrei Margachyov, Deputy Director for Operation of Aviation Equipment at Uzbekistan Airways Technics, the cooperation with GE Aviation as the world's leading provider of aircraft engines for civil aircrafts, has become another important step for the national air carrier of Uzbekistan in expanding its international business relations.
“We feel pride that the National Air Company is the first operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with high-performance GEnx-1B engines in Central Asia. In the follow up of our cooperation, we hope that the environmentally friendly and fuelefficient GE aviation engines will allow us taking the maximum benefits from their operation,» Margachyov added.
The parties have also agreed to start negotiations on maintenance and repair of GEnx-1B engines installed on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts of the Uzbek airline.
To date, over 1,600 GEnx-1B engines have been sold throughout the world. Unlike the CF6 engine, the GEnx engine provides better fuel efficiency, resulting in a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions. The innovative combustion chamber TAPS ensures 55% less nitrogen oxide emissions than the current standards, and almost 90% less other gases. With regard to the noise level ratio against the thrust, the engine is the quietest in the line of GE aircraft engines due to improved fan blades that rotate at a slower speed, thereby reducing noise by 40%.
NAC launched the commercial operation of Boeing 787 Dreamliner since September, 2016. Today, there are two crafts of this kind in its fleet. The company concluded contracts with Boeing for another four Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts, the delivery of which is expected in 2019. Today, the ‘dream liners’ successfully fly to Dubai, Delhi, Amritsar, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Frankfurt, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore. Since this summer, the air carrier has launched non-stop flights on the route Tashkent - New York - Tashkent.