GE Aerospace and Cargolux have entered into a long-term support agreement to power the carrier’s future fleet of Boeing 777-8 freighters using fuel-efficient engines, including service extension for the existing engines powering the airline’s Boeing 747-8F fleet.
The airline will use the GE9X for its future fleet, which many consider the most powerful aircraft engine and the quietest GE Aerospace engine ever produced (pounds of thrust per decibel), offering the lowest NOx emissions in its class.
The agreement includes a multi-year service agreement and an order for two spare engines.
In October, Cargolux revealed plans to replace its ageing 747-400 freighter fleet with an order for 10 Boeing 777-8F aircraft.
Cargolux was the launch customer for the GEnx-2B and became the first operator worldwide to fly one million hours with the engine. Compared to GE’s CF6 engine, the GEnx engine offers up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency. Similar to other GE commercial engines, the GE9X and GEnx are compatible with any approved blend of sustainable aviation fuel and normal jet kerosene.