The newly established Colorful Guizhou Airlines in China announced an order of seventeen GE’s CF34-10E-powered EMBRAER E190 aircraft, including 7 firm orders and 10 options. The engine order is valued at $284 million (USD) list price. Aircraft delivery begins by end of 2015.

“We are pleased that the new started Colorful Guizhou placed the order of CF34-10E-powered E190 aircraft,” said Chaker Chahrour, vice president and general manager of Global Sales & Marketing at GE Aviation. “CF34 engines have been performing extremely well since entering service in 2005. I’m sure its performance and high reliability will earn the trust from Colorful Guizhou and contribute to their early operations.”

Colorful Guizhou Airlines is based in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou Province. The airline is jointly funded by Guizhou Industrial Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. and Weining County Construction Investment (Group) Co., Ltd. , and the preparation for operation was approved by Civil Aviation Administration of China CAAC on June 2, 2015. The airline will operate on trunk and regional routes for passenger and freighter service.

More than 1,475 CF34-10E engines are in service with more than 70 operators of Embraer's E190/195 aircraft and the EMBRAER Lineage 1000 business jet. The CF34-10E engine holds the highest thrust rating for a CF34 engine at 20,000 pounds of thrust and has accumulated more than 16 million flight hours and 11 million cycles.

Developed with GE's revenue sharing partners, IHI Corporation and Techspace Aero (Safran), the CF34-10E engine has advanced technology features including: a highly efficient three-dimensional aerodynamic (3-D aero) high-pressure compressor; a low-emission single annular combustor (SAC); a low-solidity high-pressure turbine in which efficiency is improved and the number of airfoils is reduced; and a chevron exhaust nozzle that reduces jet noise.

The CF34-10E engine is part of the CF34 engine family. More than 6,000 CF34 engines have been delivered, and GE has continuously invested in product enhancements since the first engine entered service in 1992. Today, CF34 engines are in service with 150 operators in more than 60 countries. The engines power more than 22,000 daily departures on Bombardier CRJ and Embraer E-Jet aircraft.

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