Qantas Group selected the GEnx to power its fleet of up to 115 787s. CFO Peter Gregg called the choice "a difficult one following an exhaustive eight-month evaluation process." The initial order is for engines for 45 firm aircraft and was valued by Qantas at A$2 billion in "capital and maintenance costs over the life of the engines." It gives the GEnx a significant edge on 787 customers, with orders for 216 aircraft compared to 125 for the Trent 1000.

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