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Angolan flag carrier TAAG has selected General Electric GEnx engines for its Boeing 787 fleet, in an agreement that will also include a spare powerplant.

TAAG disclosed in October that it was ordering four 787s although it did not indicate a delivery schedule.

Boeing’s official backlog figures indicate that the TAAG order covers two 787-10s and two 787-9s.

GE Aerospace has revealed, during the Dubai air show, that TAAG is taking nine GEnx engines – one of which will serve as a spare – for the twinjets.

TAAG is also signing up for an engine services agreement which will cover powerplants on five Boeing GE90-powered 777-300ERs operated by the airline. GE Aerospace will support TAAG with spare parts, component repair, and used serviceable part upgrades for its fleet of GE90-115B engines.

The 777-300ERs are exclusively powered by GE90s.

“These agreements demonstrate TAAG Angola Airlines’ continued confidence in [our] engines and services,” said GE Aerospace commercial vice-president Kathy MacKenzie.

“We are pleased to continue to grow our relationship the GE Aerospace,” said Eduardo Fairen, CEO of TAAG Angola Airlines. “This agreement shows our continued dedication to modernise our fleet with more efficient equipment while providing our customers with an improved flight experience.”

The GEnx engine family has more than 50 million flight hours since entry into service in 2011 and is the fastest-selling, high-thrust engine in GE history with nearly 3,000 engines in service and on backlog, including spares.

The engine also provides a 1.4% fuel burn savings for the typical 787 mission compared to its competition. The added fuel savings enables more than two million fewer pounds of CO² per aircraft annually. Like all GE Aerospace engines, the GEnx can operate on approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blends today.

Representing a giant leap forward in propulsion technology, GEnx uses lightweight durable materials and advanced design processes to reduce weight, improve performance, and lower maintenance, making it the best engine choice for long-haul flights.

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