CF34 Engines Soar in Production and Sales
ST. LOUIS, MO -- The CF34 engine captured more than 470 orders last year 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 Kathy MacKenzie, general manager of Regional Engines & 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 6,000 CF34 engines and has continuously invested in product enhancements since it entered service in 1992. Today, CF34 engines are in service with 150 operators in more than 60 countries, and 70 percent of the North American regional jet fleet is powered by CF34 engines. 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:
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: 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.