NEW YORK, July 10 General Electric said
on Thursday it picked Safran of France, Japan's IHI
and MTU Aero Engines Of Germany as key
participants to work with GE on the GE9X engine that will power
Boeing Co's new 777X aircraft.
The 777X is Boeing's latest twin-aisle jetliner program, due
to enter service in 2020. On Wednesday, Dubai-based airline
Emirates finalized plans to buy 150 of the aircraft,
worth $56 billion at list prices, part of $100
billion in commitments to the plane announced at the program
launch last November in Dubai.
"The program participants will play a very significant role
combining for approximately 25 percent share in the GE9X
program, which is in development for the Boeing 777X aircraft,"
GE said in a statement.
(Reporting by Alwyn Scott, Editing by Franklin Paul)