Riyadh Air Inks Deal For 90 GEnx Engines To Power Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fleet


To power its prospective fleet, Riyadh Air has finalized a deal for 90 GEnx-1B engines.Spare engines and a TrueChoice services package are also included in the arrangement.

The agreement comes after the Saudi airline recently placed a wide-body order for 39 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.inside the Paris Air Show, where the airline debuted its new livery, the signing ceremony took place inside the Riyadh Air chalet.

According to Riyadh Air's CEO, Tony Douglas, the airline is dedicated to improving Saudi Arabia's worldwide connectivity and has a goal of connecting to 100 destinations by 2030.

“We look forward to fostering strong strategic relationships within the wider aviation ecosystem as we continue to shape our new digitally native airline to become one of the world’s most sustainable and guest-centric carriers,” he said.

Russell Stokes, President and CEO, commercial engines and services at GE Aerospace added: “We are proud to partner with Riyadh Air to support its new fleet and fulfil its vision for long international routes, GE Aerospace’s GEnx engine is a perfect fit for the 787 fleet with its combination of power and the ability to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.”

Riyadh Air, which was launched in March, is working with GE Aerospace to power its new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Initial deliveries are scheduled for Q1 2025 as the airline aims to to operate one of the newest and most environmentally friendly airline fleets worldwide.

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