Flight International Online news 09:30GMT: Japan Airlines (JAL) has selected the General Electric GEnx to power its new fleet of at least 30 Boeing 787s.

JAL says in a statement GEnx engines will be installed on all 30 787s it has on firm order for delivery from 2008. The carrier also holds options for 20 additional 787s.

“After studies, JAL has decided on the GEnx for installation on two types of the new generation aircraft, the long range 787-8 and the short to medium range 787-3,” JAL says.

JAL rival All Nippon Airways (ANA) selected the Trent 1000 in October 2004 to power the 50 787s it has on order. ANA placed a launch order for 787s in April 2004 and JAL followed with its own order in December 2004.

JAL already operates GE-powered Boeing 747-400s and 777-300ERs. Most of the carrier’s other aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.


Source: Flight International