Myanmar Airways to expand fleet with General Electric

The state-owned Myanmar Airways plans to expand their fleet and services by leasing ten new Boeing aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).

GECAS is part of U.S.-based conglomerate General Electric that signed a lease contract with Myanmar’s national carrier in Singapore on February 11.

“We are pleased that General Electric will work with Myanmar Airways to provide new, state-of-the-art Boeing aircraft. This is an important milestone for the airline and for the development of Myanmar’s aviation industry,” GECAS president and chief executive Norman Liu said in a statement.

The Minister of Transport Nyan Tun Aung and the U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell attended a signing ceremony on Tuesday. The contract agrees to the delivery of six Boeing 737-800 and four Boeing 8MAX model planes between June 2015 and 2020.

“To be able to expand our flight services to major destinations in the region, we are very pleased to work with GE Capital Aviation Services. Both the airline and Myanmar economy will be benefit from cooperation with a top U.S. company like the GE,” said Than Tun, managing director of Myanmar Airways.

GECAS has already leased two Embraer E190 aircraft to Myanmar Airways and has reached a memorandum of understanding with the airline to develop a strategic growth plan with a focus on route and network development.

Source: ELEVEN Myanmar

NB: The best way to find information on this website is to key in your search terms into the Search Box in the top right corner of this web page. E.g. of search terms would be “property research report”, ”condominium law”, “Puma Energy”, “MOGE”, “yangon new town”,”MECTEL”, “hydropower”, etc.


To evaluate the various segments of the market that you could possibly enter base on your competencies you can do a Custom Market Entry Strategy Research. You can see a sample report at page “Actual Sample of Client Report”. Click here to go to page.


Do you know that IE Singapore is giving ≤ SGD 20, 000 support under the MRA Grant and > SGD 20,000 under the GCP Grant for Singapore companies to venture into Myanmar? To learn more click here.


If you have Request for Quotation (RFQ) or Tender Announcement that you want us to publish for FREE in the Tenders & Awards section of our website please submit to us at tender(at) for our consideration.

Looking for foreign investors to invest in your business in Myanmar
Looking for Professional Cleaning Services