Head Of Sales And Marketing Elevated To Top Spot
Mary Ellen Jones has been named President of the Engine
Alliance, a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric and Pratt &
Whitney. Jones will succeed Jim Moravecek who will return to Pratt
& Whitney in a new leadership position.
Jones comes to the Engine Alliance from Pratt & Whitney
where she most recently led Commercial Engines & Global
Services Marketing. Prior to this role, she served at the Engine
Alliance as head of Sales & Marketing.
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead the Engine
Alliance during an exciting time when the GP7200 is doing so well
in service, and we have additional A380 aircraft with GP7200
engines entering service," Jones said. "It is also an honor to
succeed Jim Moravecek, whose leadership has helped this joint
venture become even more successful."
Throughout her career with Pratt & Whitney, Jones has held
positions of increasing responsibility both domestically and
internationally in sales, government relations and communications.
Jones holds a bachelor's degree in Business from Michigan State
University and a master's degree in Management from Johns Hopkins
"I am confident that Mary Ellen's experience with the Engine
Alliance and commitment to our customers will be an asset to the
Engine Alliance," said Moravecek. "I wish Mary Ellen and the entire
Engine Alliance team continued success."
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 of thrust, the engine has the capability
to produce more than 81,500 pounds 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
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
The GP7200 entered revenue service in 2008, with the first
Emirates A380. Since entering service, the GP7200-powered A380 has
not had an in-flight shutdown and has demonstrated a departure
reliability of 99.9%.
In addition to Emirates, the Engine Alliance GP7200 entered
service with Air France this month and has been selected to power
A380 aircraft for Korean Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air Austral and
the International Lease Finance Company (ILFC).