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On September 21, Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has signed a deal worth nearly $2 billion with General Electric (GE.N) to purchase GEnx engines to power Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The signing ceremony took place on September 21 in New York, USA. The Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc was present at the event. The GE agreement is the biggest deal in this signing series of the airline.
“GE is a large and prestigious corporation in engine manufacturing in the world. The selection of the GEnx engines for our Boeing 787-9 aircraft will help increase the operational efficiency and service quality of Bamboo Airways on Vietnam-US nonstop flights as well as many potential international routes,” said Dang Tat Thang, CEO of Bamboo Airways.
“GE is honoured to be a strategic partner to Bamboo Airways,” says Dave Kircher, GEnx general manager at GE Aviation. “The GEnx engines have proven performance with almost a decade of flying, and Bamboo Airways will fulfill its vision for long international routes thanks to the flying power and fuel efficiencies that the GEnx engine provides.”
On the same day, Bamboo Airways officially introduced AVIAWORLD as its official general sales agent in the USA and launched the nonstop flight network connecting the two countries.