KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 AirAsia X Bhd,
the long-haul arm of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Bhd, has
signed a $1.5 billion deal with GE Aviation for the supply of
engines on up to 28 new aircraft.
GE Aviation, a unit of General Electric, will supply
CF6-80E1 engines for the airline's order of 25 A330-300 aircraft
from Airbus, AirAsia X said in a statement on Monday.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, U.S. President Barack
Obama and AirAsia Chief Executive Tony Fernandes were present at
the signing ceremony for the deal.
(Reporting by Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah; Editing by Ryan Woo)