Kuwaiti lessor Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO)
has selected General Electric’s GEnx
engine to power the 12 Boeing 787-8s it has on firm order.
The engine order is valued at more
than $530 million, says GE in a statement.
ALAFCO announced its 787 order
earlier today, and says it has secured purchase rights for a further six of the
type. The lessor also
ordered six Boeing 737-800s.