AEROSPACE|February 19, 2016 10:50 am

China Airlines signs OnPoint materials agreement with GE Aviation for CF6-80E engines

China Airlines signed a 15-year OnPoint SM materials solution agreement with GE Aviation for the airline’s fleet of CF6-80E engines, powering its Airbus A330 fleet.

“As one of GE Aviation’s largest customers in Asia, we are committed to optimizing engine performance through the usage of GE Aviation material during the maintenance of our CF6-80E engines,” said China Airlines Senior Vice President, Chwen-Jiun Huang. “We are pleased to expand our collaboration with this agreement.”

Under terms of the agreement, GE will supply material, including new parts, component repairs and used serviceable material to the airline for use in the overhaul of its CF6-80E engines. In addition, GE will have dedicated on-site personnel to manage the material requirements, availablity and logistics in order to support the shop operations and work with China Airlines to improve the overhaul experience.

“We are pleased to extend our excellent relationship with China Airlines,” said GE Aviation Services President and CEO Kevin McAllister. “This agreement is representative of our commitment to working very closely with our customer to craft customized solutions that help them optimize their operations.”

About China Airlines

Founded in 1959, China Airlines is Taiwan’s largest airline with a fleet of 107 aircraft and more than 12,000 employees worldwide. As one of the SkyTeam airline alliance’s 20 members, China Airlines offers passengers access to an extensive global network of more than 16,270 daily flights to 1,057 destinations in 179 countries. Winner of numerous awards, China Airlines is continuing to promote superior aviation safety as well as an eco-friendly, innovative and attentive service that provides travelers with a perfect travel experience. Information is available at:.

About GE Aviation

GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and components as well as integrated digital, electric power, and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the “GE Store,” through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

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