Air France-KLM picks GE to power Boeing 787 jets

PARIS Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:56pm EDT

An Air France plane is seen on the tarmac at Nice International airport in Nice July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

An Air France plane is seen on the tarmac at Nice International airport in Nice July 31, 2013.

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PARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) said on Monday it had chosen GEnx engines made by General Electric (GE.N) to power 25 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft it has ordered from Boeing (BA.N).

GE competes with Rolls-Royce (RR.L) to provide engines for the medium-sized long-range aircraft.

(Reporting by Maya Nikolaeva, Editing by Tim Hepher)

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