Published on : Saturday, February 8, 2014
The CF34 engine captured more than 470 orders in the last 12 months as airlines revitalized their regional jet fleets. The rising order book is also boosting production rates for the engine. CF34 production rates will grow from more than 330 engines in 2013 to close to 400 engines in 2014 and more than 475 engines by 2016.
“The CF34 engines remain one of the most reliable and durable engines for regional aviation with an outstanding 99.95% dispatch reliability and durability that is unparalleled,” said Allen Paxson, general manager of Regional Engines and Services at GE Aviation. “These characteristics along with GE’s commitment to product support are why operators continue to select CF34-powered aircraft for their regional aviation needs.”
GE has delivered more than 5,900 CF34 engines and has continuously invested in product enhancements since it entered service in 1992. Today, CF34 engines are in service with 200 operators in more than 70 countries. The engines have accumulated more than 100 million flight hours and 80 million cycles on Bombardier CRJ and Embraer E-Jet aircraft.
Engines in the CF34 engine family include:
-The CF34-10E engine, the highest thrust rating for the CF34 engine family at 20,000 pounds of thrust, with more than 1,300 CF34-10E engines in service with more than 60 operators of Embraer’s E190/195 aircraft and the EMBRAER Lineage 1000 business jet. The engines have accumulated more than 12 million flight hours and 8 million cycles.
-The CF34-10A engine continues to flight test on the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) ARJ21 regional jet. COMAC has announced orders for more than 250 ARJ21 regional jet aircraft and forecasts a demand for up to 850 aircraft over the next 20 years.
-The CF34-8 engine has more than 2,200 CF34-8 engines in service with more than 70 operators of Bombardier CRJ700/CRJ900s (1390) and Embraer’s E170/175s (780). The engines have accumulated more than 32 million flight-hours and 24 million cycles.
-The CF34-3 engines helped launch a new era in aviation when it entered service on Bombardier’s CRJ100 aircraft in 1992, spawning the beginning of regional jet segment in commercial aviation. Close to 2,300 CF34-3A1 and -3B1 engines power the BombardierCRJ100/200 aircraft.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE, is a world-leading provider of jet, turboprop and turboshaft engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.