GE Celebrates 10 Years Of Successful Regional Jet Engine Service; CF34 Engine Surpasses 10 Million Flight Hours
GE is celebrating 10 years of successful CF34 revenue service and 10 million engine flight hours powering regional jet aircraft.
Zhuhai, CHINA - GE is celebrating 10 years of successful CF34 revenue service and 10 million engine flight hours powering regional jet aircraft.
Since entering revenue service with Lufthansa CityLine on November 2, 1992, the CF34 regional jet engine has set new standards for reliability, performance and maintainability. Lufthansa CityLine launched its first CF34-3A1-powered Bombardier CRJ100 regional jet on November 2,1992 and has since expanded its fleet to include 53 CF34-powered aircraft.
To date, more than 2,400 CF34 engines are in service with over 30 airlines and more than 300 corporate operators around the world. Its performance and reputation have made the CF34 engine family the preferred engines for 40- to 90-passenger airliners. Currently, more than 1,300 CF34 engines are on firm backlog.
The CF34-3B1 entered service in 1996 powering the Bombardier CRJ200. The 9000-pound-thrust class CF34-3 engines have set new standards in engine reliability and performance. With a dispatch reliability rate of 99.99 percent, the CF34 is the world's most reliable engine for regional jets. Bombardier Aerospace recently delivered the 700th 50-seat Bombardier CRJ Series regional jet powered by CF34 engines to Air Nostrum of Valencia, Spain.
With more than a 50 percent thrust increase from the CF34-3, GE's CF34-8C1 entered service in 2001, powering the Bombardier CRJ700 regional airliner. The more powerful CF34-8 Growth engines--the CF34-8C5 and -8E--were certified in April. The CF34-8C5 has been certified on the CRJ900 and will enter service early next year. The CF34-8E is undergoing flight tests aboard the Embraer's EMBRAER 170/175.
GE is committed to further developing its CF34 engine family and most recently began testing of the new CF34-10, rated at 16,000 to 18,500 pounds of thrust. The CF34-10E is the engine for the EMBRAER 190/195, which is scheduled to enter service in the fourth quarter of 2004. In addition, the CF34-10A has been selected to power China's new ARJ21 regional jet with a potential value of $3 billion to GE.
GEAE, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is the world's leading manufacturer of jet engines for civil and military aircraft, including engines produced by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma Moteurs of France and GE. GEAE also manufactures gas turbines, derived from its highly successful jet engine programs, for marine applications. In addition, GEAE provides comprehensive maintenance support, through its GE Engine Services operation, for GE and non-GE jet engines in service throughout the world. Visit GEAE online at: http://www.geae.com.