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April 10, 2012 - GP7200 Engines Recognized for Fuel Consumption Benefit

June 22, 2011 - Engine Alliance GP7200 Engine Hits 500,000 In-Service Flight Hours; Nears Third Anniversary of Entry Into Service

June 21, 2011 - Air Austral Finalizes Purchase and Fleet Management Agreements with Engine Alliance

May 24, 2011 - Korean Air Celebrates Delivery of First GP7200-powered A380 Aircraft.

March 7, 2011 - Etihad Airways and the Engine Alliance Finalize GP7200 Engine and Fleet Management Agreements.

December 7, 2010 - Engine Alliance Delivers 100th GP7200 to Airbus; Engine Marks 300,000 Service Hours.

July 19, 2010 - Emirates Selects Engine Alliance GP7200 Engines to Power Latest A380 Aircraft Order.

July 15, 2010 - Engine Alliance Completes 100th GP7200 Engine; Specific Fuel Consumption Improvement Noted.

February 2, 2010 - Engine Alliance GP7200 Achieves 99.9% Departure Reliability Rating After 18 Months in Service.

January 4, 2010 - Engine Alliance GP7200 Engine Hits 100,000 In-Service Flight Hours.

GP7200 Engines Recognized for Fuel Consumption Benefit

East Hartford, Conn. – April 10, 2012, Airbus recently revised its performance handbook to indicate that GP7200-powered A380 aircraft have been demonstrating fuel consumption levels better than previously stated. This latest revision – the third positive adjustment since 2007 -- reflects an additional 0.5% improvement to the previous version of the performance handbook and further increases the GP7200-powered aircraft’s competitive advantage. Aircraft purchasers frequently refer to these assessments as a predictor of aircraft and engine performance.

“GP7200 engines are saving our customers more than $1 million per aircraft per year – and more than 3,000 metric tonnes of CO2 per year – based on demonstrated performance,” said Mary Ellen Jones, President of the Engine Alliance. “This latest validation of GP7200 fuel efficiency, combined with excellent performance retention and reliability, shows that the Engine Alliance is now delivering an even bigger advantage to our customers.”

The GP7200 engine entered service in 2008, and 32 GP7200-powered A380s are now in service. Current operators include Emirates with 21 aircraft, Air France with six and Korean Air with five. Other GP7200 customers include Air Austral, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. To date, Engine Alliance GP7200 engines have been selected to power 56% of all A380s.

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The GP7200 is the result of innovations to the combined technologies of its member companies' most successful wide-body engines: the GE90 and the PW4000. The GP7200 utilizes the lessons learned from more than 35 million flight hours of successful operation with these legacy engines and incorporates new technology to produce the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380. The GP7200 is certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust and has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN). Its emissions are well below current and anticipated regulations.

GP7200 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany). For more information about the Engine Alliance, visit www.enginealliance.com.

For further information, contact:

GE: Deb Case, deborah.case@ge.com
US: 513.243.0094

P&W: Katy Padgett, kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com
US: 860.565.3433

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Engine Alliance GP7200 Engine Hits 500,000 In-Service Flight Hours; Nears Third Anniversary of Entry Into Service

East Hartford, Conn – June 22, 2011 - The Engine Alliance GP7200 engine has achieved another milestone, reaching 500,000 revenue flight hours in June.

“This milestone is a tribute to the success of the partnership between GE and Pratt & Whitney,” Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones said. “Together, we’ve built a wonderfully reliable and fuel efficient engine for the A380, as demonstrated by our engines in service.”

On August 1, the Engine Alliance will celebrate the third anniversary of the GP7200s entry into service with the world’s largest A380 operator, Emirates.

"The GP7200 engines on our 15 in-service A380 aircraft have proven to be highly fuel efficient and extremely quiet," His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, said.

There are 22 GP7200-powered A380s in service. Korean Air entered service with its first GP7200-powered A380 on June 10. Air France received its sixth A380 in June and Emirates is operating 15 GP7200-powered A380s. Other GP7200 customers include Etihad Airways and Air Austral.

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The GP7200 is the result of innovations to the combined technologies of its member companies' most successful wide-body engines: the GE90 and the PW4000. The GP7200 utilizes the lessons learned from more than 35 million flight hours of successful operation with these legacy engines and incorporates new technology to produce the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380. The GP7200 is certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust and has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN). Its emissions are well below current and anticipated regulations.

GP7200 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany). For more information about the Engine Alliance, visit www.enginealliance.com.

For further information, contact:

GE: Deb Case, deborah.case@ge.com
US: 513.243.0094

P&W: Katy Padgett, kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com
US: 860.565.3433

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Air Austral Finalizes Purchase and Fleet Management Agreements with Engine Alliance

LE BOURGET – June 21, 2011 – Air Austral and the Engine Alliance have finalized agreements for the purchase of GP7200 engines and a 10-year Fleet Management Agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines that will power Air Austral's two A380 aircraft. The total value of the deal is worth more than $240M (USD) at list prices.

Air Austral is based in Saint Denis, La Reunion. The airline flies to nearby Indian Ocean islands as well as locations in France, Australia, South Africa and Thailand. Air Austral plans to operate its A380 aircraft in a single, economy class configuration on its high-volume route from La Reunion to Paris, France, through a subsidiary airline working under a "low-cost" model.

"The Engine Alliance is delighted to be part of Air Austral's growth and success," Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones said. "We're looking forward to helping them maximize the value of their A380s with our GP7200 engines."

"I'm confident the GP7200 engines and maintenance plan we've selected will provide the most reliable and economical power available for our A380s," President Gérard Ethève said.

The GP7200 engine is the leading engine on the Airbus A380 aircraft. It has been selected to power 56% of all A380s on order with engine selections. There are 22 GP7200-powered A380s in service and 102 more on order. In addition to Air Austral, Engine Alliance customers include Air France, Emirates, Korean Air and Etihad Airways.

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The GP7200 is the result of innovations to the combined technologies of its member companies' most successful wide-body engines: the GE90 and the PW4000. The GP7200 utilizes the lessons learned from more than 35 million flight hours of successful operation with these legacy engines and incorporates new technology to produce the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380. The GP7200 is certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust and has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN). Its emissions are well below current and anticipated regulations.

GP7200 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany). For more information about the Engine Alliance, visit www.enginealliance.com.

For further information, contact:

GE: Deb Case, deborah.case@ge.com
US: 513.243.0094

P&W: Katy Padgett, kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com
US: 860.565.3433

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Korean Air Celebrates Delivery of First GP7200-powered A380 Aircraft

TOULOUSE, FRANCE, May 24, 2011 - Today Korean Air celebrated the delivery of its first GP7200-powered Airbus A380 aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. Korean Air has ordered a total of 10 A380s and will begin operating the aircraft in June.

Korean Air will be the first Airbus A380 customer to dedicate the entire upper deck of the aircraft to Prestige (business) Class passengers with 94 lie-flat Prestige Class seats. It is also the first airline in the industry to have a 'Duty Free Showcase' on the A380 aircraft. The unique feature will have a variety of duty-free products displayed with a dedicated cabin crew member on hand to assist and advise passengers with their shopping.

"We are delighted that Korean Air will become the first Asian carrier to operate the GP7200 engine," said Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones. "By doing so, they offer customers the quietest and most environmentally friendly way to travel on the A380."

Korean Air's first A380. Photo courtesy of Airbus.

The GP7200 engine is the leading engine for the Airbus A380 aircraft. It has been selected to power 56% of all A380s on order with engine selections. There are 20 GP7200-powered A380s in service and 104 more on order.

In addition to Korean Air, Emirates and Air France operate GP7200-powered A380 aircraft. Etihad and Air Austral have also selected GP7200 engines for their A380 fleets.

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The GP7200 is the result of innovations to the combined technologies of its member companies' most successful wide-body engines: the GE90 and the PW4000. The GP7200 utilizes the lessons learned from more than 35 million flight hours of successful operation with these legacy engines and incorporates new technology to produce the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380. The GP7200 is certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust and has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN). Its emissions are well below current and anticipated regulations.

GP7200 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany). For more information about the Engine Alliance, visit www.enginealliance.com.

For further information, contact:

GE: Deb Case, deborah.case@ge.com
US: 513.243.0094

P&W: Katy Padgett, kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com
US: 860.565.3433

To view video of the first Korean Air A380 aircraft, click the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK2aqfELeYc

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Etihad Airways and the Engine Alliance Finalize GP7200 Engine and Fleet Management Agreements

Abu Dhabi - March 7, 2011 - Etihad Airways and the Engine Alliance have signed agreements for the purchase of the GP7200 engines to power its fleet of 10 Airbus A380 aircraft and for a long-term Fleet Management Agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines. The agreements are worth up to $1.5 billion (USD).

"The Engine Alliance is proud to confirm Etihad as our customer and to provide a comprehensive support program to fulfill Etihad’s service needs," said Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones. "Under this program, we will help Etihad keep its GP7200 engines in optimum condition to enable them to operate reliably at the lowest cost possible."

James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: "The GP7200 engines, provided by the Engine Alliance in this agreement, will offer significant fuel efficiencies and cost optimisation for Etihad's first Airbus A380s when they enter our fleet from 2014.

"The operational, environmental and economic factors of the GP7200 engines are ideal for the A380 and these aircraft and engines will play a crucial part in Etihad's ambitious expansion plans over the coming years."

James Hogan, Etihad Airways' Chief Executive and Mary Ellen Jones, Engine Alliance President, sign the GP7200 Engine and Fleet Management Agreements at Etihad’s head office complex in Abu Dhabi.

The GP7200 engine is the leading engine for the Airbus A380 aircraft with 19 GP7200-powered A380s in service and 109 more on order. Emirates and Air France currently operate GP7200-powered A380 aircraft. Other GP7200 customers include Korean Air, which will begin operating the A380 in June, Air Austral and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC).

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The GP7200 is the result of innovations to the combined technologies of its member companies' most successful wide-body engines: the GE90 and the PW4000. The GP7200 utilizes the lessons learned from more than 35 million flight hours of successful operation with these legacy engines and incorporates new technology to produce the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380. The GP7200 is certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust and has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN). Its emissions are well below current and anticipated regulations.

GP7200 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany). For more information about the Engine Alliance, visit www.enginealliance.com.

For further information, contact:

GE: Deb Case, deborah.case@ge.com
US: 513.243.0094

P&W: Katy Padgett, kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com
US: 860.565.3433

Tom Clarke, tclarke@etihad.ae
+971 2 511 1036

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Engine Alliance Delivers 100th GP7200 to Airbus; Engine Marks 300,000 Service Hours

Toulouse, France - December 7, 2010 - The Engine Alliance today celebrated the delivery of its 100th GP7200 engine to Airbus at a ceremony at the Goodrich facility in Toulouse, France. The GP7200 powers the Airbus A380 aircraft, and the 100th engine is destined for Korean Air's first A380. The airline is expected to take delivery in May 2011.

“This one-hundredth delivery is a tribute to the collaborative efforts of our partners and suppliers,” Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones said. “The GP7200 has just exceeded 300,000 in-service flight hours and our customers are delighted with the engine's reliability, performance and fuel-efficiency. Suppliers, like Goodrich, who are committed to excellence, help make that happen.” Goodrich is responsible for mating the GP7200 fan case to the propulsor before the engine is mounted on wing.

“The GP7200 engine has been performing very well on the A380,” said Alain Flourens, Airbus Executive Vice President, A380 Program. “We congratulate the Engine Alliance on its 100th Engine milestone and look forward to many more engine deliveries to come.”

"The operational, environmental and economic factors of the GP7200 engines are ideal for the A380 and these aircraft and engines will play a crucial part in Etihad’s ambitious expansion plans over the coming years."

Goodrich employees, Airbus officials, and Engine Alliance customers attended today's ceremony.

“Goodrich is delighted to be part of the GP7200 success on the Airbus A380,” Goodrich President Charlie Johnston said. “Our success is a testament to the close working relationship between our teams. Goodrich looks forward to continuing to pursue and leverage value-added support and services with key customers such as Engine Alliance.”

There are 19 GP7200-powered A380s in service. EA launch customer Emirates began operating the aircraft in August 2008 and received its fifteenth A380 on November 30. Emirates is Airbus' largest A380 customer with orders for 90 of the super-jumbo aircraft. Air France entered service with the GP7200-powered A380 in late 2009 and has four A380s in its fleet and eight more on order. Other GP7200 customers, in addition to Korean Air, include Etihad Airways, Air Austral and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC).

The GP7200 is the result of innovations to the combined technologies of its member companies' most successful wide body engines: the GE90 and the PW4000. The GP7200 utilizes the lessons learned from more than 25 million flight hours of successful operation with these legacy engines and incorporates new technology to produce the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380. The GP7200 is certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust, but has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN). Its emissions are well below current and anticipated regulations.

The GP7200 is manufactured at GE and Pratt & Whitney, with GE manufacturing the high pressure compressor, combustor and high pressure turbine. Pratt & Whitney is responsible for the fan module, low pressure compressor and low pressure turbine. Final engine assembly is conducted at Pratt & Whitney's Engine Center in Middletown, Connecticut. GP7200 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany).

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

For further information, contact:

GE: Deb Case, deborah.case@ge.com
US: 513.243.0094

P&W: Katy Padgett, kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com
US: 860.565.3433

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Emirates Selects Engine Alliance GP7200 Engines to Power Latest A380 Aircraft Order

FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW - Farnborough, England, July 19, 2010 - Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, has selected Engine Alliance GP7200 engines to power its A380 order announced last month for an additional 32 Airbus A380 aircraft. The deal includes a Fleet Management Agreement for the maintenance, overhaul and repair of the engines. The total value of the agreement, including spare engines, is approximately $4.8 billion (USD) over the life of the contract.

"The performance of the GP7200 engines on our 11 in-service A380 aircraft has proven to be highly fuel efficient and extremely quiet which is much lauded by our passengers," said His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group. "This made for a natural engine selection for our new order."

The first Engine Alliance GP7200 engines entered service with Emirates in August 2008. The flight was the first in-service A380 flight to the United States.

"We're very proud of the GP7200's performance in the Emirates fleet to date, and delighted to be part of Emirates' continued growth and success," said Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones.

Since entering service in 2008, the GP7200-powered A380 has demonstrated excellent reliability and performance. In April 2010, Airbus revised the GP7200-powered A380 Performance Handbook (i.e., "Orange Book") to reflect a .5% Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC) improvement.

The GP7200 is the result of innovations to the combined technologies of its member companies' most successful wide body engines: the GE90 and the PW4000. The GP7200 utilizes the lessons learned from more than 25 million flight hours of successful operation with these legacy engines and incorporates new technology to produce the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380. The GP7200 is certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust, but has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN). Its emissions are well below current and anticipated regulations.

The GP7200 is manufactured at GE and Pratt & Whitney. GE manufactures the high pressure compressor, combustor and high pressure turbine and Pratt & Whitney is responsible for the fan module, low pressure compressor and low pressure turbine. Final engine assembly is conducted at Pratt & Whitney's Engine Center in Middletown, Connecticut. GP7200 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany).

In addition to Emirates, the Engine Alliance GP7200 has been selected to power A380 aircraft for Air France, Etihad, Korean Airlines, Air Austral and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC).

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

For further information, contact:

GE: Deb Case, deborah.case@ge.com
US: 513.243.0094

P&W: Katy Padgett, kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com
US: 860.565.3433

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Engine Alliance Completes 100th GP7200 Engine; Specific Fuel Consumption Improvement Noted

East Hartford, CT –July 15, 2010 – The Engine Alliance today celebrated completion of its 100th GP7200 engine with employees and partners at a ceremony in Middletown, CT. The GP7200 powers Airbus A380 aircraft, and the 100th engine is destined for an Air France airplane.

"We are so proud of this partnership," said Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones, speaking at the ceremony held at EA partner Pratt & Whitney's assembly and test facility. "One hundred engines is a significant milestone, but it is only the beginning for an engine that has met or exceeded our customers' expectations."

Jones told the audience that in recognition of the GP7200's demonstrated fuel performance on the A380, Airbus recently revised the performance handbook, or "Orange Book" to reflect a 0.5% Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC) improvement for the GP7200-powered aircraft. The Orange Book is frequently used by prospective aircraft purchasers as a predictor of aircraft performance. This improvement substantiates the GP7200's total competitive fuel burn advantage of at least 1%.

"With the best fuel performance on the A380 and outstanding reliability, the GP7200 is providing significant value for our customers," noted Jones. Nearing two years in revenue service, GP7200 engine's dispatch reliability rating is 99.9%.

There are 14 GP7200-powered A380s in service. EA launch customer Emirates began operating the aircraft in August 2008 and received its eleventh A380 on July 2. Emirates is Airbus' largest A380 customer with orders for 90 of the super-jumbo aircraft. Air France entered service with the GP7200-powered A380 in late 2009 and has three A380s in its fleet to date. Other GP7200 customers include Korean Air, Etihad Airways, Air Austral and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC).

The GP7200 is the result of innovations to the combined technologies of its member companies' most successful wide body engines: the GE90 and the PW4000. The GP7200 utilizes the lessons learned from more than 25 million flight hours of successful operation with these legacy engines and incorporates new technology to produce the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380. The GP7200 is certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust, but has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN). Its emissions are well below current and anticipated regulations.

The GP7200 is manufactured at GE and Pratt & Whitney, with GE manufacturing the high pressure compressor, combustor and high pressure turbine. Pratt & Whitney is responsible for the fan module, low pressure compressor and low pressure turbine. Final engine assembly is conducted at Pratt & Whitney's Engine Center in Middletown, Connecticut. GP7200 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany).

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

For further information, contact:

GE: Deb Case, deborah.case@ge.com
US: 513.243.0094

P&W: Katy Padgett, kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com
US: 860.565.3433

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Engine Alliance GP7200 Achieves 99.9% Departure Reliability Rating After 18 Months in Service

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Feb. 2, 2010

The Engine Alliance GP7200 has marked 18 months in revenue service. Since entering service with the world’s largest A380 fleet, Emirates, in August 2008, the GP7200 has achieved a departure reliability rating of 99.9% and experienced no in-flight shutdowns.

“We’re delighted – and more importantly, our customers are delighted – with the operational performance of the GP7200,” Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones said. “In addition to the exceptional reliability of the engine, the fuel performance is even better than we expected.”

There are nine GP7200-powered A380s in service. Recent Engine Alliance milestones include the first GP7200- powered A380 delivery to Air France in October 2009, and in December, the GP7200 reached 100,000 hours of revenue service. Other Engine Alliance customers include Air Austral, Etihad, ILFC and Korean Air.

The GP7200 is derived from two successful wide body engine programs, the GE90 and the PW4000. It benefits from the two programs' latest, proven technologies and the lessons learned from more than 25 million flight hours of successful operation. Certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust, the engine has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN) of thrust. In addition to being the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380, the GP7200 engine has emissions that are well below current and anticipated regulations.

The GP7200 is manufactured at GE and Pratt & Whitney, with GE manufacturing the high pressure compressor, combustor and high pressure turbine, and Pratt &Whitney manufacturing the fan module, low pressure compressor and low pressure turbine. Final engine assembly is conducted at Pratt & Whitney's Engine Center in Middletown, Connecticut. GP7000 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany).

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

For further information, contact:

GE: Deb Case, deborah.case@ge.com
US: 513.243.0094

P&W: Katy Padgett, kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com
US: 860.565.3433

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Engine Alliance GP7200 Engine Hits 100,000 In-Service Flight Hours

East Hartford, Conn - January 4, 2010

The Engine Alliance GP7200 engine has achieved another milestone, reaching 100,000 revenue flight hours at the end of December.

Eight GP7200-powered A380s are in service. Emirates began operating the aircraft August 1, 2008 and received its seventh A380 in late December. Air France entered service with the GP7200-powered A380 on November 20. Other GP7200 customers include Korean Air, Etihad Airways, Air Austral and International lease Finance Corporation (ILFC).

The engines have not experienced a single in-flight shutdown since entering service.

“We're very pleased with the engine's performance and reliability in service,” Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones said. “It's the result of continuously testing these engines under extreme conditions to expose potential issues and resolve them before they can become problems. It's also a tremendous tribute to the success of this GE-Pratt & Whitney partnership.”

"We're delighted to be one of the main GP7200 operators,” Emirates Executive Vice President of Engineering & Operations Adel Al Redha said. “The in-service experience of the engine has proven to be meeting the performance and reliability expectations set by the manufacturers."

The GP7200 is derived from two successful wide body engine programs, the GE90 and the PW4000. It benefits from the two programs' latest, proven technologies and the lessons learned from more than 25 million flight hours of successful operation. Certified at 76,500 pounds (340 kN) of thrust, the engine has the capability to produce more than 81,500 pounds (363 kN) of thrust. In addition to being the quietest, most fuel efficient engine for the A380, the GP7200 engine has emissions that are well below current and anticipated regulations.

The GP7200 is manufactured at GE and Pratt & Whitney, with GE manufacturing the high pressure compressor, combustor and high pressure turbine, and Pratt &Whitney manufacturing the fan module, low pressure compressor and low pressure turbine. Final engine assembly is conducted at Pratt & Whitney's Engine Center in Middletown, Connecticut. GP7000 Engine Program participants include SNECMA (France), Techspace Aero (Belgium) and MTU Aero Engines (Germany).

The Engine Alliance is a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

For further information, contact:

GE: Deb Case, deborah.case@ge.com
US: 513.243.0094

P&W: Katy Padgett, kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com
US: 860.565.3433

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