GEnx close-up fan GE Aviation
The GEnx is a high-bypass turbofan engine with “twin-annular pre-swirl (TAPS) combustor” that, according to the developer, “dramatically reduces NOx and other regulated gases below today's regulatory limits, and enhances durability.”

GE Engines Tapped for Indian Carrier’s 787 Expansion

Vistara plans to institute medium/long-range service with the addition of Boeing wide-bodies by 2020

GE Aviation has $340-million contract to supply GEnx-1B engines to Vistara, the Indian airline that recently booked an order for up to 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The engines would be delivered during 2020-21, as the airline begins to institute its new wide-body service for medium- and long-distance international routes.

The GEnx-1B is part of the GEnx series of dual rotor, axial flow, high-bypass turbofan engine that GE Aviation supplies to Boeing for its wide-body aircraft, mainly the twin-engine 787 but also the quad-engine 747-8. According to the engine developer, it “the fastest selling high-thrust GE engine in history.”

Boeing Commercial Airplanes reported Vistara aircraft order last month, during the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. Vistara is a joint venture of Singapore Airlines and Tata Group that commenced operations in 2015. It has 21 narrow-body aircraft in service now, serving 22 domestic destinations in India. In addition to the Boeing order — a $2.8 billion contract for six 787-9 Dreamliners, plus options for four more of the same model — Vistara plans to add another 42 narrow-body jets as it expands and modernizes its fleet.

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