Deals this week: GE Aviation, Boeing, Blue Origin
Uzbekistan Airways has placed an order with GE Aviation for the supply of GEnx-1B engines for four new Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
GE Aviation will supply GEnx-1B engines, including a custom-ordered spare engine, under the $230m contract.
The Boeing Company has secured a $2.16bn order from Qatar Airways for four 777-300ER and two 747-8 Freighter aircraft.
The new aircraft will allow Qatar Airways to provide improved long-haul flight services and support its growing cargo operations.
Blue Origin has received a contract to provide launch services for a new geostationary satellite developed by mu Space, a start-up company based in Thailand.
The satellite is scheduled to be launched aboard Blue Origin’s New Glenn orbital rocket in 2021.
The new spacecraft is expected to strengthen mu Space’s presence in the Asia-Pacific.
Turkish Airlines plans to purchase up to 40 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner wide-body aircraft for $12.4bn.
The new aircraft will allow the airline to expand its fleet capacity and increase passenger satisfaction.
The deal, yet to be finalised, is expected to expand Boeing's regional presence.