Air France-KLM picks GE to power Boeing 787 jets

Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:56pm EDT
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PARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA: Quote) said on Monday it had chosen GEnx engines made by General Electric (GE.N: Quote) to power 25 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft it has ordered from Boeing (BA.N: Quote).

GE competes with Rolls-Royce (RR.L: Quote) to provide engines for the medium-sized long-range aircraft.

(Reporting by Maya Nikolaeva, Editing by Tim Hepher)

An Air France plane is seen on the tarmac at Nice International airport in Nice July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard