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US airline set to launch daily Doha flights in 2012

US airline set to launch daily Doha flights in 2012

291United Continental Holdings Inc on Friday announced that United Airlines will launch daily flights between Washington and Doha, via Dubai, next year.

The airline said the new services would start operating from May 1, 2012, subject to government approval.

Doha will be the fourth city in the Gulf region that United serves, in addition to Dubai, Kuwait City and Bahrain.

The airline said it serves more destinations in the Gulf region and Middle East than any other US carrier.

“This new service will improve travel options for our customers at both ends of the route,” said Andrew Buchanan, United’s director of international planning.

“The Doha flights are timed to provide convenient connections to and from destinations across North America.”

United said it will operate the new service with a Boeing 777 aircraft, with a total of 269 seats.

United Continental Holdings Inc is the holding company for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines.

Together with United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection, these airlines operate an average of 5,717 flights a day to 376 airports on six continents from their US hubs.

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2219LONDON, UK – Global sportlifestyle brand PUMA® has revealed an inspiring and contemporary collaboration, launching technical football kits for PUMA’s 10 partnered African National football teams. Each kit is designed by a renowned artist from the Creative African Network (CAN) – a PUMA platform connecting and promoting artists from and in Africa. This unique collaboration is complemented by a month-long exhibition at the Design Museum, London that showcases the artists’ design inspirations.

Today’s unveiling at the Design Museum in London, brought together high profile football players and CAN artists from each of the 10 PUMA partnered teams, including Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, John Mensah of Ghana and Yaya Touré of Ivory Coast. With the 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations® fast approaching, the event was the perfect platform for PUMA to demonstrate how the brand has fused its work within sport and art, seamlessly bringing together two worlds that don’t often collide.

Central to the project is PUMA.Creative (a programme of PUMAVision), that brings together individual artists and organizations, and provides them with a platform for creative exchange and international exposure. Through PUMA.Creative’s CAN programme, artists were commissioned to design a football jersey inspired from the country’s heritage, culture and traditions. Ten artists worked with their home nation to create unique and inspiring designs for the official football kits.

“PUMA has been at the forefront of integrating the two disparate worlds of sport and art, and today through a celebration of football, art, colour and culture, we have shown to the world how these two spheres can be uniquely combined,” comments Franz Koch, CEO of PUMA SE. “PUMA has a long standing history with Africa, and this event demonstrates how as a brand we continue to be fully committed to our relationship with the continent.”

PUMA does indeed have a celebrated history with African football, each year bringing something new and different to the football category. Notable highlights include the African Unity Kit for the FIFA World Cup 2010 and the Cameroon Unikit in 2004. Art has also featured prominently in PUMA projects: to celebrate the FIFA World Cup 2010, the brand commissioned contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley for a series of portraits with African football players and to design African-inspired lifestyle products.

The PUMA partnered African national teams represented include Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Namibia, Senegal, Togo, Gabon, Burkina Faso and PUMA’s newest partner South Africa, which signed with the sportlifestyle brand in June 2011. The technical kits have been designed to maximise the player’s on-pitch performance. The jersey fits the body closely to avoid grabbing from the opponent, it also emphasises the physique of the players, allowing them to exhibit their physical presence on the pitch. The fabric features PUMA’s U.S.P Moisture Management technology, enhancing body performance by dragging moisture away from the body, enhancing air flow and keeping the body at the ultimate performance temperature.

Terence Parris, Head of Teamsports Marketing at PUMA SE comments, “African football continues to play a huge part in our global sports marketing strategy. Over the past decade, we have progressively developed our relationship with Africa, investing in grassroots projects, player relationships and African federation partnerships. The emotion and passion of African football perfectly complements our brand ethos and we are uniquely privileged to be in a position to work with a continent with such rich culture and heritage. These football kits embody all of our brand values.”

PUMA has worked with the Design Museum in London to launch a month-long exhibition ‘Interpretations of Africa: Football, Art and Design’ to celebrate PUMA’s inspired new football kit designs for the 10 PUMA partnered African National football teams.

Through the African kits revealed today, ‘Interpretations of Africa: Football, Art and Design’ explores the response of the 10 artists from the Creative African Network, to a demanding brief, focused on Africa’s unique visual identity and culture. The exhibition charts the artists’ journey, inspiration, and design process, demonstrating how Africa’s culture and history can be captured in both an artwork and a corresponding sportswear design.

The exhibition will feature original artwork and sketches alongside development work and the resulting final football kits created by the artists involved, including Barthélémy Toguo of Cameroon, Zineb Zedira of Algeria and Godfried Donker of Ghana who have all become renowned in the art world for their emotive and captivating work. The other artists representing their nations are:  Saïdou Dicko of Burkina Faso, Ernest Düku of Ivory Coast, Owanto of Gabon, Hentie van der Merwe of Namibia, Samba Fall of Senegal, Hasan and Husain Essop of South Africa and El Loko of Togo.

Alex Newson, Exhibition Curator, Design Museum, London adds, “As a design challenge, creating a new national football kit is a complicated and demanding brief. The results of the collaboration between PUMA and the group of celebrated artists are remarkable and testament to the talent, pride and passion evident in both African art and football and this exhibition charts this unique journey.”

The exhibition is open for public viewing from November 8 – 27, 2011, 10.00am – 17.45pm.

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2208Amsterdam,, October 2011: In supporting its strategy to support persons with disabilities through training and employment in accordance to scientific criteria and clear mythologies in its various sectors, Savola, through its Makeen Center Savola’s CSR program to train and employ persons with disabilities, sent a select group of human resource and production managers across its various sectors to Amsterdam to take part in a specialized training program titled “The Concept and Implementation of the Mentor and Buddy System in the Human Resources Department.”  The training program which took place in Amsterdam, was facilitated by leading international trainers specialized in the field of training persons with disabilities and supervised Leo Kooyman a leading international consultant in the same field.

In the “Buddy and Mentor” system, the mentor plays a vital role by linking the employee with special needs with the various departments within the organization such as HR, Finance, etc and through this role, the mentor provides moral support to the new employee ensuring that he is fully integrated within the organization.  On the other hand, the buddy represents the key link between the employee and the department where he works.  The buddy is tasked with providing support and advice when it comes to the actual work as well providing moral support and ensuring that the new employee is fully integrated in the work and culture of the organization.

The training program included a series of segments the most important was identifying disabilities and how to deal with those with disabilities in the workplace.  In addition to that, the program featured the “Buddy and Mentor” system and the implementation mechanism and a detailed explanation and mapping of the responsibilities of the mentor and buddy and the method for their selection.  Other segments entailed reinforcing the various theoretical aspects using a practical approach by visiting various specialized institutes and centers specialized in training and employing persons with disabilities.  Participants got a firsthand look at these models which positively impact employee

Performance, raise efficiencies, and at the same time contribute directly to raise productivity in the workplace and enhance self esteem and achieve harmony amongst coworkers.  

Faten Al Yafi, Senior Executive Director or CSR and PR said, “By organizing these training programs for the human resource managers, Savola aims at reinforcing their skills to effectively integrate the persons with disabilities in the workplace as part of the Makeen initiative.”  She added, “This is the second edition of the program organized by the Group in the Netherlands which has one of the best models to train and employ persons with disabilities.

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Private Jet Charter expands its footprint to North America with a full-fledged office in Fort Lauderdale in Florida

Private Jet Charter expands its footprint to North America with a full-fledged office in Fort Lauderdale in Florida

259Florida, USA, 8th May 2011: Private Jet Charter, one of the world’s largest independent private jet charter brokers and consultants that recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding in 1991, unveiled an aggressive expansion plan in North America by establishing its regional office in Fort Lauderdale to serve as its charter hub for the United States and Canada.

Private Jet Charter founder and Chief Executive Hugh Courtenay said that the Fort Lauderdale office will be the company’s fifth in its network, complementing locations in London, Nice, Dubai and Moscow.

Courtenay, who has overseen the company’s growth from inception in 1991, said: “After expanding our marketing activities in the US market, we are now in the perfect position to set up new offices staffed by a team of specialist aviation consultants, led by our experienced Operations Director Shaun Elliott. This is a very exciting project for Private Jet Charter, as the American market has grown significantly in the past year achieving an exponential growth.

“Our site selection process initially focused on Las Vegas or Chicago, but the presence of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport – one of the nation’s busiest – and the assistance provided by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance CEO Council and City of Fort Lauderdale Economic Development officials motivated us that Fort Lauderdale was indeed the right choice to use as a platform for the entire North American market,” Courtenay added.

Private Jet Charter has selected office space at 401 East Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  Stiles Realty assisted in the office search, Coldwell Banker provided residential relocation assistance and the Behar Law Group provided corporate and immigration legal counsel.

CEO Council Chairman Ray Ferrero, Jr. said, “We are delighted to welcome Private Jet Charter’s US/Canada regional headquarters and charter hub to Greater Fort Lauderdale.  It joins over 150 other corporate and international regional headquarters that call Greater Fort Lauderdale home.  In addition, they are part of The Charter Club – the world’s most prestigious yacht-charter members club backed by the International Yacht Register, and we see exciting synergies between Private Jet Charter and our world famous Fort Lauderdale yachting industry.”

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler added, “We are happy that leading companies in their fields like Private Jet Charter are choosing Fort Lauderdale as a platform to target the growing business potential occurring in the North American market. We believe that Private Jet Charter will provide value to their customers with transparent and reliable service which we are happy to see from Fort Lauderdale to the entire market.”

Florida Governor Rick Scott said, “We welcome Private Jet Charter’s choice to serve the entire North America region from Florida. This demonstrates the strategic location of Florida on the international map and speaks volumes for the significance of our efforts to reduce the burden of taxes and regulation on businesses.”

Specific benefits that the Private Jet Charter offers its customers include 24-hour service around the year, multilingual and expert staff, competitive free quotations and advice, unique CATS aircraft sourcing technology, and flight watch monitoring on all executive air charter flights. This involves keeping the traveler’s personal assistant or travel organizer informed of every stage of the journey, from limousine pick-up to take-off, flight progress and landing.

Commenting on the projected employment headcount and capital investment, Courtenay said: “Our current staff of two will be expanded to six employees over the next 18 months. This is sufficient in the first two years since our other international offices are supporting the North America office around the clock and most of the administration work will be provided by our international offices through effective systems we have in place.”

He added: “As we are a technology-led industry, we project a $2M turnover in the first year and double that in the second year of business, with our overall initial investment reaching $200,000, including consultancy fees from our management teams in other regions.”

Also, other benefits of Private Jet Charter include state-of-the-art new generation private jets, high-calibre pilots and cabin crew, use of private business and VIP terminals, check-in only 15 minutes before departure, rapid but secure immigration procedures, fly from an airport of your choice at your time, ‘meet and greet’ facilities, comprehensive airport information and limousine ground transportation, if required.

Courtenay concluded: “Our Florida office will guarantee a qualitative service at a closer proximity to our North American customers who represent a big chunk of our clientele. We are committed to servicing them with the highest degree of efficiency and professionalism, which have been the hallmarks of our relationship with our customers in general. We proudly claim that we offer an experience rather than a service.”

Private Jet Charter is an ISO 9002-certified company with 20 years of leadership in the aviation field. It is a respected provider of VIP aircraft, executive jets, helicopter charter, corporate airliners and dedicated medical evacuation aircraft.

The company accesses its global fleet through a Computerized Aircraft Tracking System which is updated automatically on a daily basis.

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Private Jet Charter appoints new global finance director to cope with growing air charter business in Europe and Middle East

Private Jet Charter appoints new global finance director to cope with growing air charter business in Europe and Middle East

Mark Champion to oversee operations in Europe, North America and Middle East

2174London, United Kingdom, 24th March, 2011: In line with its development strategy, Private Jet Charter, one of the world’s largest independent private jet charter brokers, has appointed Mr. Mark Champion as its Global Finance Director for Europe, North America and the Middle East. 

Chief executive Hugh Courtenay said: “We are happy to have Mark on board with his wealth of international experience from the finance world. He brings a unique range of skills and experience to the position, encompassing finance, operations and management.”

This appointment comes at a time when the air charter business in Europe, Middle East and North America is having high demand where companies are starting to realise its benefits as an attractive and cost effective alternative to commercial air travel.

Mark Champion said, “Private Jet Charter represents the world’s leading private jet charter companies, and I am delighted to have the chance to work in such an exciting environment. Private Jet Charter has a network of offices in the UK, Nice and a significant presence in the Middle East from a busy base in Dubai. I am happy to be part of a company that is witnessing tremendous progress and its brand equity is soaring in all markets.”

Mark is a qualified CIMA professional with many years of experience. He was the Financial Director of Smarter which incorporates a full service advertising agency, web design/build agency and a media sales house with a combined turnover of around £18 million.

He was also the Financial Director of IN (Independent Agency Network) Ltd, a worldwide network of independently owned advertising agencies. Prior to that, Mark was the Management Accountant at Landor Europe Associates PLC, a Design consultancy which belongs to WPP.

Specific benefits that the Private Jet Charter organisation offers its customers include 24 hour service round the year, multilingual and expert staff, competitive free quotations and advice, unique CATS aircraft sourcing technology, flight watch monitoring on all executive air charter flights. This involves keeping the PA or travel organiser informed of every stage of the journey, from limousine pick-up to take-off, progress of the flight and landing.

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HTC launches three new smartphones with HTC Sense

HTC launches three new smartphones with HTC Sense

HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S deliver premium style, power and speed

2134BARCELONA, SPAIN – February 23, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, unveiled three new versions of its most popular and advanced smartphones – HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S.  The new smartphones continue HTC’s commitment to expanding the market for advanced smartphones while providing distinct choices in design, power and value.  Each phone also includes HTC Sense, HTC’s unique customer-focused user experience that puts people at the center by making phones work in a more simple and natural way.

“HTC developed the HTC Sense experience to bring cutting-edge innovation to our customers in simple and natural ways that just make sense - this is what HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S represent best,” said Peter Chou, CEO  of HTC Corporation.  “These new phones offer an exhilarating mix of style, innovation and features that extend people’s mobile experience in ways that feel personal and completely original.”

HTC Desire S
As a successor to the popular and award-winning HTC Desire, the new HTC Desire S blends stunning design with power and speed.  Inspired by the HTC Legend smartphone’s aluminium design, the HTC Desire S is sculpted out of a single block of aluminum making it feel solid and natural in your hand.  With Qualcomm’s new 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 processor, the HTC Desire S offers snappy performance and power. It offers dual front and back cameras, High-Definition video recording and the 3.7-inch WVGA display presents multimedia content brilliantly.
HTC Wildfire S
Building on the popularity of the HTC Wildfire smartphone, the HTC Wildfire S smartphone is an affordable, compact and playful device that packs a powerful smartphone experience. It enables people to maintain and build connections and friendships through popular sites like Facebook, as well as through voice and text messaging. You can instantly tag your friends in photos before posting them on Facebook, or share your latest discoveries from the Android Market at the touch of a button.

HTC Wildfire S is one of HTC’s smallest phones ever – measuring just 10.13cm long and 5.94cm wide – and boasts a distinctive 3.2 inch, HVGA display.

Celebrate your individuality and choose from a wide variety of colors including black, purple and white. The phone’s home screen is fully customizable with your favorite apps, widgets and content, while a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus, expandable microSD memory and support for a variety of audio and video formats make a great all-around multimedia device that slips easily into any pocket.

HTC Incredible S
The alluring HTC Incredible S smartphone combines cutting-edge design with a premium mobile experience for those who dare to be different. Showing what can be achieved when engineers and designers work together to raise the bar for mobile phone design, the HTC Incredible S smartphone features a stunning, contoured body that highlights the internal hardware components of the device. Capturing and viewing video in crystal clear High-Definition has never been so easy and a bright 4-inch WVGA Super LCD display and stereo surround sound bring a vibrant cinematic experience to the palm of your hand.

HTC Incredible S also takes high quality pictures with its 8-megapixel camera with dual flash, and it easily enables videos, photos and music to be shared from the handset direct to a TV using DLNA technology. Thanks to the HTC Incredible S’s front facing camera and video call functionality, users will constantly be able to chat with their friends face-to-face.

The HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S smartphones, will be broadly available to customers across major European and Asian markets during Q2 2011.

About HTC
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit

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Nicola Mulkerrins, Partner for Residential Lettings at property consultants Cluttons, comments on the dramatic activity in the London rental market:

Nicola Mulkerrins

Nicola Mulkerrins

“At Cluttons we are currently seeing rents up by 15-20% on average compared to last year, with some areas such as Hyde Park and Marylebone agreeing new tenancies up to 35% higher. Properties are also being let at these record high prices in a matter of hours, and often without break clauses or with several months paid up front. This is particularly true of properties of a high standard with a well respected Landlord explaining the willingness of tenants to commit so quickly.

“Especially in the case of one and two bedroom properties, the market is so fast-paced that even relocation agents, who generally have the advantage of working for the most desirable corporate tenants, are being drawn into the bun-fight for property.

“With some people nervous about buying in the current climate, and others being denied sufficient finance by lenders, there has been a significant spike in demand for rental property at a time when supply is critically low. This imbalance is greater than I have ever seen in the London market.”

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PII Technology Selected to Support Australian Natural Gas Pipeline Security

PII Technology Selected to Support Australian Natural Gas Pipeline Security


PII Technology Selected to Support Australian Natural Gas Pipeline Security

PERTH, AUSTRALIA; July 27, 2010: PII Pipeline Solutions, a GE Oil & Gas and Al Shaheen joint venture, has been selected to help improve the long-term security of two of Australia’s most important natural gas pipelines.

Securing the Dampier-to-Bunbury Pipeline

The 1,400-kilometer Dampier-to-Bunbury Pipeline (DBN) is one of Western Australia’s key energy supply assets. The 26-inch DBN pipeline is owned by Dampier-to-Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) of Perth and delivers gas from the Carnarvon Basin in the North West Shelf to industrial, commercial and residential customers in the city of Perth and the surrounding region.

In the awarded contract, PII is supplying PipeView TM Integrity, its advanced suite of pipeline data monitoring and management software for deployment on the DBN pipeline through Contract Resources, its Australian operational partner on the project.

Michael Bellamy, General Manager - PII Pipeline Solutions said: “We are very pleased to partner with Contract Resources in supporting the energy supply security priorities of DBNGP with our reliable pipeline integrity technology.”

In May 2010, teams from PII’s pipeline data management Center of Excellence in Mission, Kansas, U.S. began implementing the project for the Dampier-to-Bunbury Pipeline. The two software modules include data-loading alignment and condition-assessment applications. 

Designing Custom Solution for Moomba-to-Sydney Gas Pipeline

In addition, PII recently signed a three-year contract to deploy one of its newest pipeline inspection tool - the EmatScan CD - to inspect nine (9), 150-km segments of the Moomba-to-Sydney Gas Pipeline, owned and operated by APA Group, Australia’s largest natural gas infrastructure business.

The Moomba-to-Sydney Gas Pipeline is 2,029 km long and links the Cooper Basin gas fields at Moomba with distribution networks in Sydney and regional New South Wales. The pipeline is one of two pipelines that deliver gas to the Sydney area.

PII will use the new Third Generation EmatScan tool to perform an estimated two inspection runs each year over the three-year contract period for enhanced crack detection and analysis, as part of APA’s pipeline integrity management programme.

PII’s Bellamy added: “Multi-year inspection contracts, like the APA project, allow for a more seamless comparison of data from multiple inspections over a period of time. This approach enables us to support operators with more effective monitoring of potential crack growth rates and devise cost-effective mitigation plans.”

Currently available for 30 and 36-inch lines, PII is developing a customized EmatScan CD to navigate the 34-inch Moomba-to-Sydney line. The tool is scheduled for launch in the Winter 2010-11. PII is leveraging project management and engineering resources from its facility in Stutensee, Germany for the APA program.

PII previously used its pipeline inspection technology for DBNGP and APA inspections. In 2009, APA was one of the world’s first operators to deploy PII’s latest generation of MagneScan MFL inspection tools.

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Air Arabia doubles CFM56-powered A320 fleet with $620 million engine order

Air Arabia doubles CFM56-powered A320 fleet with $620 million engine order

Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia

Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia

FARNBOROUGH, England, 21 July, 2010: Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, today announced the selection of the CFM56-5B engine to power its 44 Airbus A320 family aircraft order announced in 2007.  This new engine selection, which will more than double the airlines CFM56-5B powered A320 fleet, is valued at more than US$620 million at list price.

Together with the engine selection, Air Arabia also signed a multi-year Rate per Flight Hour (RPFH) service agreement for its CFM56-5B fleet.  The RPFH is a comprehensive maintenance program customized to Air Arabia specific needs under which CFM guarantees the maintenance cost on a dollar per engine flight hour basis.
“Air Arabia enjoys a long track record of operational excellence,” said Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia. “Our fleet growth strategy and the partners we work with, contributes to maintaining this record. We look forward for a long partnership with CFM in powering our new aircraft order”.

Air Arabia became a CFM customer in 2003 when the airline started operations with a CFM56-5B-powered Airbus A320.  The airline, which is the winner of the A320 Family Operational Excellence Award by Airbus, currently operates a total fleet of 23 CFM56-5B-powered A320s and the airlines confirmed order of 44 A320 aircraft is schedule to begin delivery later this year.  Air Arabia, which serves more than 60 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, was ranked first on Aviation Week’s TPC chart as 2009 world’s best LCC.

“We are obviously very pleased by Air Arabia’s selection of the CFM56-5B engine to power its A320 fleet,” said Eric Bachelet, president and CEO of CFM. “We have established a great relationship with the airline as an operator and are really looking forward to working more closely with them through the RPFH agreement to service and support its growing fleet.”

CFM56-5B engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran group) and GE. CFM, the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines, has delivered approximately 21,000 engines to date.

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Emirates Orders US$3 Billion in GE90 Engines and Services for 30 Boeing 777 Aircraft

Emirates Orders US$3 Billion in GE90 Engines and Services for 30 Boeing 777 Aircraft

Etihad Finalizes GEnx Engine and OnPoint Solution Services Agreement

Etihad Finalizes GEnx Engine and OnPoint Solution Services Agreement

Farnborough, England; July 21, 2010: Emirates has ordered 30 GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The engine order, including spare engines, is valued at US$2 billion list price. Deliveries will begin in late 2011.
Emirates has also signed a 12-year OnPointSM solution services agreement for the maintenance and overhaul of its GE90-115B engines. The contract is worth more than US$1 billion over its life.
“The GE90-115B engine offers significantly improved fuel efficiency, lower noise levels and reduced emissions, which Emirates requires as we continue to build our fleet of long-haul aircraft for the future,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.
“Emirates is the largest operator of GE90-powered Boeing 777 aircraft,” said David Joyce, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation. “Today’s order is another affirmation of the trust Emirates has in the aircraft-engine combination, and we look forward to ensuring the GE90 engine continues to provide outstanding performance to the airline.”
Emirates and GE Aviation have established a strong relationship. As one of the world’s fastest growing international airlines, Emirates operates eight CFM56-powered A340s and 65 GE90-powered 777-300ERs/-200LRs, with additional GE90-powered 777 aircraft and GEnx-powered Boeing 747-8 aircraft on order. The airline is also the largest customer for the Airbus A380 and the Engine Alliance’s GP7200 engines with 90 A380s on order.
At 115,000 pounds of thrust, the GE90-115B engine includes such performance-enhancing features as three-dimensional aerodynamic (3-D aero) compressor and wide-chord, swept composite fan blades for greater efficiency. The dual annular combustor emits no more than 40 percent of the hydrocarbons allowed by today’s international standards.

The GE90-115B engine has proven to be tremendously popular with customers around the world, with more than 1,100 engines being sold. Snecma of France, Avio SpA. of Italy, and IHI of Japan are revenue-sharing participants in the GE90 program. The GE90-115B is part of GE’s “ecomagination” product portfolio — GE’s commitment to develop new, cost-effective technologies that enhance customers’ fuel efficiencies and operating performance.

OnPoint solutions are customized service agreements tailored to the operational and financial needs of each customer for any size fleet. These agreements are designed to help lower the customers’ cost of ownership and maximize the use of their assets.

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