Republic Airlines orders 100 CF34-8E-powered E-Jets
Engine order valued at more than $1 billion list price
FARNBOROUGH, UK -- Republic Airlines ordered 100 CF34-8E-powered Embraer E170/175 regional jets. The engines are valued at more than $1.4 billion (USD) list price.
“With this order, Republic Airlines will be the largest operator of CF34-8E-powered Embraer E170/175 aircraft with close to 300 aircraft, and we are proud to partner with Republic and Embraer on this significant milestone for all of us,” says Chaker Chahrour, vice president and general manager of Global Sales & Marketing at GE Aviation.
Today, the CF34 engine family powers more than 12,000 daily passenger flights operating in 130 countries and 1,400 cities. That adds up to 4.4 million passenger flights and 140 million flight hours accumulated annually on Bombardier, Embraer and Comac aircraft.
About Republic Airlines
Republic Airline, based in Indianapolis, Ind., operates a fleet of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with approximately 950 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. For more information, visit http://rjet.com/about-republic-airline/
About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world’s Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.