October 14, 2014
Engine Alliance enters revenue service with Qatar Airways
GP7200 engines have entered revenue service with Qatar Airways’ first EA-powered A380. The airline operates its first revenue flights between Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar and Heathrow Airport in London, UK. Qatar Airways received its first A380 from Airbus at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany on September 16th. On September 18th, the airline operated an inaugural flight to the new Hamad International Airport, which culminated in a grand unveiling ceremony. Airlines operating GP7200 engines have enjoyed the merits of the quietest, most reliable and most fuel-efficient powerplant for the A380. The GP7200 engine has sustained an average of 99.9% departure reliability since entry into service. Additionally, customers have benefitted from a fuel savings advantage of up to $1m per aircraft per year.