Bamboo Airways has signed an agreement to purchase GEnx engines for its Boeing 787-9 aircraft order of 10 firm and 20 options valued at close to USD 2 billion list price with GE Aviation (an operating unit of General Electric Company) of the US.
The GE agreement is the largest deal in this signing series of Bamboo Airways. According to the cooperation agreement, GEnx engines delivered in 2022 will be used for the wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet of Bamboo Airways. This is the main fleet to operate on nonstop routes between Vietnam and the US. As of now, Boeing 787-9 is one of the few modern wide-body aircraft that optimally fulfill the requirements of long-distance international routes such as the 13-hour nonstop flights between Vietnam and the US.
The GEnx is a high-thrust jet engine developed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and B747-8 aircraft, which has the advantage of low fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions up to 15% compared to the GE’s CF6 engine. GEnx uses lightweight durable materials and advanced design processes to reduce weight, improve performance, and lower maintenance.
As of now, Bamboo Airways is finalizing procedures to conduct regular nonstop flights between Vietnam and the US right from the beginning of 2022. Apart from the US route, Bamboo Airways is also actively promoting activities to expand the international flight network and open more routes to Australia, the UK, Germany, etc., by the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
(Source: Bamboo Airlines)