Adding Long-Haul Jets, Air Algerie Boosts Algeria Tourism and Economic Development
As part of its fleet expansion to help attract investment and tourism into Algeria, Air Algerie recently took delivery of the first of three new Airbus A330-200 planes powered by the GE Aviation CF6-80E1 engine. The engine order is valued at more than US$ 100 million based on list price.
With the most powerful engine in the CF6 class, Air Algerie’s CF6-80E1-powered A330-200 aircraft will support the company’s long-haul expansion plans, while also providing the best fuel efficiency and economics to help contribute to cost effective flights. The new A330-200s will complement the existing five A330-200s that are powered by GE’s CF6 engines that are already part of the Air Algerie fleet.
By designing the CF6-80E1 specifically for the Airbus A330 aircraft, GE delivered an engine that combines the newest technology, the lowest weight and the lowest fuel burn. More than 580 CF6-80E1 engines have been delivered for Airbus A330 aircraft around the world. Established in 1947, Air Algerie operates international flights to 39 destinations in 28 countries, as well as domestic service to 32 airports.
GE’s CF6 engines are among the most widely used and reliable engines in the industry. They power more than 10 different wide-body aircraft and have established a flight record of more than 40 years, more than 400 million flight-hours in service and more than 250 operators worldwide. GE Aviation has been serving the Air Algerie fleet for more than 25 years and provides nearly 70% of the fleet with advanced GE and joint venture partner engines. In fact, every 25 minutes, a flight equipped with GE technology takes off from the country. Not just in aviation, but across the economy in areas such as transportation, power and water, healthcare, and oil and gas, GE is a partner to Algeria’s development.