Aircraft readiness, on-time departures, reliability and cost-effective operation are all important measures of a successful regional aircraft engine. Dependability is inherent in the CF34. The engine's dispatch reliability rate remains at 99.95 percent with more than 80 million flight-hours and 65 million cycles completed since the first CF34-3A1 engine entered service in 1992.
GE is committed to the CF34 having invested more than $2 billion in the evolution and continuous improvement of the CF34 family of engines.
The CF34 is a derivative of GE's rugged, combat-proven TF34 which powers the U.S. Air Force A-10 and U.S. Navy S-3A. The CF34 has evolved from this solid military experience base as a superior commercial engine with excellent performance margin, durability, and a level of reliability that allows today's 50 to 105 passenger regional jets to be flown with utmost confidence throughout the world.
The CF34 family is designed with a particular concern for its effect on the total flying environment . . . inside the cabin and outside.
The inherently quiet CF34 helps make travel comfortable and more productive. Low noise also contributes to greater operational flexibility. The CF34 is not only a quiet engine, but it is also well within FAA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and International Civil Aircraft Organization (ICAO) requirements for smoke and emissions.
GE is so committed to the CF34, that it has invested more than $1 billion over the last decade.
GE's CF34 engine, the best-selling engine in regional aviation history, has surpassed 5,000 engines in service with over 170 operators... Every 8 seconds, a GE CF34-powered regional jet aircraft takes off somewhere in the world, and CF34 engines travel the equivalent of 210 times around the planet each day, carrying 500,000 passengers to their destinations