GE signs $1.5B deal to supply engines for AirAsia X

|By:, SA News Editor

GE will supply engines to power new A330 aircraft for Malaysian budget airline AirAsia X Bhd. in a deal valued at more than $1.5B and the largest of three announced by during Pres. Obama's tour of the country.

GE will supply engines and related maintenance for 25 new A330 aircraft for AirAsia X, boosting the number of engines GE will have provided parent AirAsia Bhd. to 600.

With the order, GE becomes AirAsia X's second core engine supplier, along with Rolls-Royce (RYCEY).