Air Canada commits to GE’s OnPoint Solution agreement for GEnx engine fleet

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By Victoria June 19, 2013 10:49

Air Canada commits to GE’s OnPoint Solution agreement for GEnx engine fleet

Air Canada has committed to a 15-year OnPoint solution agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its GEnx-1B engines that power its Boeing 787 aircraft. The value of the OnPoint solution agreement is not disclosed.
“GE and Air Canada have expanded their services relationship during the last few years and we look forward to providing the airline with OEM quality material and workscoping to keep the GEnx engines in optimal performing conditions,” said Paul McElhinney, president of GE Aviation’s services operation.
Air Canada placed an order for 37 firm GEnx-1B-powered Boeing 787 aircraft, with options for 13 additional aircraft and 10 rolling options. The airline operates a large GE and CFM56* powered fleet including GE90-powered Boeing 777s, CF6-powered Boeing 767s, CFM56*-powered Airbus A320s, CF34-powered Bombardier CRJ200/705s and Embraer E175/190s
“We are very happy to be moving forward with GE’s OnPoint solution for our GEnx engines. We are looking forward to our collaboration and growing our engine maintenance relationship with such a strong OEM,” said Klaus Goersch, Air Canada’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
The GEnx-1B engine is the best-selling engine on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The engine has accumulated more than 58,000 flight hours and more than 13,000 cycles since entering service in 2012. Almost 850 GEnx-1B engines have been sold to more than 30 customers.

Victoria
By Victoria June 19, 2013 10:49
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