GE's advanced aircraft engine technology can be found in more than half the planes flying the ASEAN skies— and Vietnam is no exception. Utilizing proprietary modern technologies, GE is able to provide Vietnam’s airlines with the same reliability, quality, and assurances enjoyed by other GE partners in the ASEAN region. Not only does GE ensure that flying in Vietnam is safe and comfortable for passengers, but our technology ensures that air travel remains gentle on the region’s environment.
As Vietnam emerges as a prominent global voice, the demand for air travel is rising. GE continues to invest significantly in the region, helping our venture partners serve the growing population of business and leisure travelers in Vietnam. Our venture partners in Vietnam have come to value our advanced jet engines, which are both easy to maintain and cost-effective to use. It is no wonder, then, that the most prominent airlines in Vietnam continue to trust GE to equip them with the engines that propel them to reach their lofty aviation goals.
The CFM56-5B is the engine of choice for the A320 family, having been selected to power the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) and nearly 60 percent of the A318/A319/A320/A321 aircraft ordered. This reliable engine demonstrates GE’s commitment to quality. One of our earliest customers in the region, Vietnam Airlines has used the CFM56-5B engine since the mid-1990’s to power 10 of its Airbus A320 aircrafts. As a testament to its quality and reliability, the engine has logged over 129,000 flight hours with no in-flight shutdowns, and has a 99.9% dispatch reliability rate.
Originally certified in 1995 at 84,700 lbs. of thrust, today's GE90 engine powers more advanced Boeing 777 aircraft, capable of flying farther, faster and more efficiently than their predecessors. It powers five different types of Boeing 777. At 127,000 pound of thrust, the GE90-115B is one of the world’s most powerful jet engines.
Most recently, 14 GE90 engines were purchased by Vietnam Airlines for use in the region. The GE90-94B powered Boeing 777 aircraft is the first long-range aircraft utilized by Vietnam Airlines. The engines unmatched flexibility and reliability allows the airline to provide non-stop flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City straight to Paris, France.
The GEnx aircraft engine uses the latest generation materials and design processes to reduce weight, improve fuel efficiency and lower maintenance costs for mid-size, long-range aircrafts such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
In October 2013, GE provided 40 GEnx jet engines for Vietnam Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Using new generation materials and design processes to reduce weight, improve performance, and lower the need for maintenance, the GEnx engine meant a 15 percent reduction in fuel usage for the fleet. GE is proud to partner with Vietnam Airlines, providing the GEnx for its Boeing 787 aircrafts and helping the airline in its effort to become one of Asia’s primary carriers of choice by 2020.
GE Aviation offers flexible, customized services and solutions that meet our customers’ unique needs – along with a dedicated, global network of technical resources to support their operations at the local level. Discover more about our aviation services.
With more than 20 years of monitoring experience involving nearly 34,000 engines, GE's Diagnostics services use trend and fault data to provide real-time operational support. Empowered by GE’s automated and integrated systems, OEM knowledge, fleet experience and a global service network, airline customers can make optimal maintenance and logistical decisions to avoid costly unscheduled engine removals and other operational delays.
Fuel efficiency means everything to operators. GE's integrated flight data and analytics provide insights to identify and implement sustainable fuel efficiency opportunities. By optimizing flight operation efficiency, operators can:
- Measure and track savings, before and after, at fleet level – drill down per phase of flight
- Utilize analytics and reporting that drives insights for further saving opportunities
- Change behavior consulting for sustainable improvements
Flight Risk Management
GE Aviation’s patented performance analytics fuse an aircraft’s full flight data, weather, navigation, risk data and fuel operation to provide business intelligence for significant cost savings.
The new data analytics tools GE Aviation is putting to use with airline customers are just one solution in GE's Predictivity™ software suite that harnesses the power of the Industrial Internet to realize key benefits.
These tools are enabling GE Aviation’s customers to implement goals associated with flight operational quality assurance, including:
- Reduced track miles flown for significant fuel efficiency
- Fewer emissions and lower noise
- Improved access to airport