Hawaiian Airlines has finalized deals with General Electric to purchase at least 20 GEnx engines to power its Boeing 787-9s, and to have GE maintain those engines.
The purchase, finalized in a definitive agreement reached by the companies on 1 October, also gives Hawaiian options to purchase another 20 GEnx and "a number of spare engines", Hawaiian says in a regulatory filing.
Also on 1 October Hawaiian signed a flight-hour services deal with GE Engine Services, under which GE will maintain Hawaiian's GEnx for 10 years. The agreement could be extended for six years after that, Hawaiian adds.
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The Honolulu-based airline estimates that the combined deals, including all options, could cost $1.7 billion.
Hawaiian ordered 10 787-9s earlier this year, saying at the time that it had selected GEnx engines to power the aircraft. Airlines can also purchase 787s with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 powerplants.
The airline does not hold options for any more aircraft, according to FlightGlobal's Fleets Analyzer database.
Hawaiian expects to begin receiving its 787-9s in 2021, it says.
Airlines have chosen GEnx to power about 60% of the in-service and on-order fleet of 787s, Fleets Analyzer shows. Rolls-Royce holds 30% share of those aircraft, while engine choices on 10% of that fleet remain undisclosed, data shows.
(Jon Hemmerdinger - FlightGlobal News)