GE Engines Power Royal Air Maroc’s Long-Haul Expansion
Royal Air Maroc is expanding its long-haul routes and is increasingly looking to Boeing 787 Dreamliners powered by the GEnx-1B engine to help it achieve its goals. Two additional GEnx-1B powered Dreamliners have been ordered for the fleet.
The new agreement adds two planes to the current five, for a total of seven Dreamliners offering an engine-aircraft combination that has provided outstanding performance and reliability.
“Royal Air Maroc’s order for additional GEnx-1B engines demonstrates the airline’s confidence and trust in the engine,” said Chaker Chahrour, vice president and general manager of Global Sales and Marketing for GE Aviation.
The agreement also reflects the strong partnership between GE Aviation and the airline.
The GEnx is much quieter and better for the environment than other modes, reducing NOx gases by as much as 55% below today’s regulatory limits, reducing other regulated gases by much as 90%, and delivering up to 15% better fuel efficiency and CO2 reductions.
Based on the ratio of decibels to pounds of thrust, the GEnx also is the quietest engine GE produces due to the large, more efficient fan blades that operate at slower tip speed, resulting in about 40% lower noise levels.
Headquartered in Casablanca, Royal Air Maroc flies to more than 90 destinations in Europe, North America, South America, North Africa, Africa, and the Middle East