Jet Airways Orders CF34 Engines For EMBRAER 175 Aircraft
FARNBOROUGH, England - Jet Airways, based in Mumbai, India has purchased 20 firm and 20 option GE CF34-8 Growth engines for its new EMBRAER 175 regional jet aircraft. The engine contract is valued at more than $120 million.
Jet Airways is the launch customer for the EMBRAER 175 with deliveries beginning in June 2004 and continuing through 2007. The EMBRAER 175, is a larger derivative of the EMBRAER 170 which is also powered by CF34-8 Growth engines.
"We are excited to expand our relationship with Jet Airways in this important market," said David Joyce, general manager of GE's small commercial engine program. "This order represents the first CF34 engines in India and the first CF34-8 Growth engines in Asia."
Jet Airways will utilize the aircraft on domestic flights currently serving 41 destinations via turboprop aircraft. The EMBRAER 175 is scheduled for certification and first delivery by June 2004
The CF34-8 Growth engines, capable of producing maximum takeoff thrust of 14,510 pounds, are designed to power twin-engine airliners scheduled to enter revenue service over the next two years: the CF34-8C5 for the 86-passenger Bombardier CRJ900 and the CF34-8E for the 70+-passenger EMBRAER 170/175. Both engine models are derivatives of the CF34-8C1, which entered service in early 2001 and now powers CRJ700 aircraft of six airlines.
In addition to the new CF34-8 Growth engines, Jet Airways also operates a fleet of CFM56-powered Boeing 737 aircraft. CFM International is a 50/50 joint venture between Snecma Moteurs of France and General Electric Company of the United States.
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.