AIRSHOW-Emirates signs $13 bln service contract with GE

July 14 Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:22am EDT

July 14 (Reuters) - Dubai-based carrier Emirates Airlines said it signed a 12-year agreement with General Electric Co for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its new GE9X engines.

The $13 billion order is for engines that will power the 150 Boeing 777X jets that Emirates is buying from Boeing Co for $56 billion.

The order is GE Aviation's largest commercial jet engine contract from an airline. (Reporting by Sweta Singh in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)