India's Jet Airways announced yesterday that it had selected General Electric's CF6-80E1 engines to power its 10 Airbus A330-200s. The value of the engine order is more than $300 million and the airline is scheduled to begin taking delivery of the new aircraft in 2007.
Based in Mumbai, India, Jet Airways has one of the youngest fleets in the world. The airline currently operates a fleet of 42 CFM56-powered Boeing classic and Next Generation 737s as well as three Airbus A340s. CFM International, a 50/50 joint company owned by Snecma of France and GE, produces the CFM56 engine. At last year’s Paris air show, Jet Airways also ordered 10 GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ERs.
CF6 engines have flown more than 115 million hours - more than any other high-bypass turbofan engine family. The engine powers more than 10 models of widebody aircraft. In recent years, the engine family has also played a major role in military aviation, powering transports, tankers and surveillance aircraft.

Source: Flight Daily News