LE BOURGET, France -- United Airlines has signed an agreement with Embraer to purchase 20 firm ERJ175 aircraft, with the option to purchase 19 additional ERJ175 aircraft. These aircraft will all be equipped with GE CF34-8E5 engines. The engines from this firm order are valued at more than $250 million (USD) at list price.

“GE Aviation is proud that its CF34 engines have been the regional engine of choice at United for many years,” said David Kircher, General Manager of Regional Engines & Services at GE Aviation. “This order ensures CF34 engines remain in United’s fleet for well into the next decade.”

In 1992, GE's CF34 engine family helped launch a new era in regional jet aviation, and it continues to set the standard for performance, durability and world-class reliability. More than 5,200 CF34 engines are in service, and the engine family has accumulated more than 160 million flight hours on Bombardier, Embraer and Comac aircraft. For the CF34-8E engines, close to 3,000 are in service with more than 90 operators.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 355 airports across five continents. United has the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.