GE Aviation launches Prognostic Health Management Plus for CF34-3 engines
GE Aviation introduced its Prognostic Health Management Plus for GE’s CF34-3 engines powering the Bombardier Challenger 600 series aircraft. Prognostic Health Management Plus will provide real-time enhanced engine prognostics plus C-FOQA Centerline.
ORLANDO, Florida – GE Aviation introduced its Prognostic Health Management Plus for GE’s CF34-3 engines powering the Bombardier Challenger 600 series aircraft. Prognostic Health Management Plus will provide real-time enhanced engine prognostics plus C-FOQA Centerline.
The new service collects data wirelessly after each flight using Avionica’s miniature Quick Access Recorder (miniQAR) with 4G Cellular Module (avCM 4G) and utilizing Avionica’s avSYNC global data transfer service. avSYNC service speeds data delivery directly to GE's Prognostic Health Management data centers. Once the engine data is transmitted to GE’s expert analysts, customers will, in turn, receive operational insights, predictive maintenance reports, and safety event awareness for FOQA.
Currently, product validation and data testing are underway with various GE Aviation’s business jet customers including GE’s Corporate Air Transport. GE’s Prognostic Health Management Plus service will be available to all CF34-3 operators in 2017.
"GE Aviation is proud to offer a state-of-the-art solution for a legacy product,” said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Business & General Aviation and Integrated Systems organization. "We have heard from our customers that real-time diagnostics of maintenance is one of their biggest problems today. We are very excited to provide a turn-key digital solution for CF34-3 engines and additional engines in the future.”
In October 2015, Pro Pilot magazine readers ranked GE Aviation #1 in the 2015 Turbine Powerplant Product Support Survey for the 1st time in the 23-year history of this annual operator survey, which asked turbine operators to rate engine manufacturers on a scale of 1 (poor) to 10 (excellent) in 7 categories: response to problems, spares availability, cost of parts, speed in AOG service, tech manuals, tech reps and service satisfaction.
Additionally, in October 2016 AIN magazine readers ranked GE Aviation #1 in the 2016 Product Support Survey for Engines. This is the 1st time GE Aviation holds the #1 position in both industry surveys.
Since its service entry in 1983 on the Challenger 601 business jet, the CF34 has earned an industry-leading reputation as one of the cleanest, quietest and most fuel efficient engines in its class. These rugged, airliner-class powerplants set a new standard in corporate aviation for reliability and low maintenance costs.
Across the CF34 family, GE has delivered more than 6,000 engines and continuously invests in product enhancements. Today, CF34 engines are in service with 200 operators in more than 70 countries.
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