Every Nine Minutes in Egypt, an Airplane Powered by a GE Engine Takes Off

Every Nine Minutes in Egypt, an Airplane Powered by a GE Engine Takes Off

June 24, 2014 at 02:06pm

When EgyptAir was founded in May 1932, it was only the seventh commercial airline to be established anywhere in the world. Today, EgyptAir is Africa’s largest carrier and an important contributor – along with the rest of the aviation sector – to Egypt’s economic development.

GE Aviation has contributed to this sector for nearly 40 years, and today, every nine minutes an aircraft equipped with GE engine technology takes off in Egypt. They are carried by more than 170 GE and GE joint-venture aircraft engines, helping Egypt connect people and goods.

GE and its joint venture engines power nearly two-thirds of EgyptAir’s fleet, and GE provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to the airline for its 42 GE90 and 80 CFM56-5B engines.

In addition to Egypt Air, GE technology also powers aircraft for other players in the Egyptian aviation sector, including Air Arabia, Alexandria Airlines, Almasia Airlines, AMC, Koral Blue, PAS and Tri-Star, as well as the Egyptian Air Force.

For more on GE Aviation, click here. For more on GE’s four decades of partnership to the economic growth and development in Egypt, click here.

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