Engine fleet hits 7,000 deliveries in 2016
Each day, more than 750,000 passengers fly on a CF34-powered regional jet to a destination somewhere in the world. The CF34 engine, which helped spark the regional jet revolution in 1992, will mark its 7,000th delivery this year and continues to be the leading engine of choice on regional jets for more than 130 operators in close to 70 countries.
“With a 99.95% dispatch reliability and outstanding durability, the CF34 engine has enabled our operators to provide exceptional service that their customers demand,” said Kathy MacKenzie, general manager of Regional Engines & Services at GE Aviation. “GE’s commitment to the CF34 remains strong—to support and invest in the engine line—so our customers can keep the CF34-powered regional jets flying for years to come. Each year, GE invests more than $30 million into the CF34 engine line to enhance its operating performance and durability for longer time on wing, which means more flying time for our customers.”
GE has delivered more than 6,700 CF34 engines to date and more than 350 engines will be delivered this year. The CF34 engine has accumulated more than 125 million flight hours and close to 100 million cycles on Bombardier CRJ and Embraer E-Jet aircraft.
Engines in the CF34 engine family include:
- CF34-10E: GE has delivered more than 1,500 CF34-10E engines for Embraer‘s E190/195 aircraft and the EMBRAER Lineage 1000 business jet. With the highest thrust rating for the CF34 engine family at 20,000 pounds of thrust, the CF34-10E engine has accumulated more than 19 million flight hours and 14 million cycles. Since entry into service, fuel burn on the CF34-10E engine has improved by more than 2 percent due to design enhancements and optimization.
- CF34-10A: The CF34-10A engine powers the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) ARJ21 regional jet, the first regional jet to be designed and built in China. The first aircraft was delivered to Chengdu Airlines in late 2015. COMAC has announced orders for more than 250 ARJ21 regional jet aircraft and forecasts a demand for up to 850 aircraft over the next 20 years.
- CF34-8: More than 2,900 CF34-8 engines have been delivered to 85 operators of Bombardier CRJ700/CRJ900s (1470) and Embraer’s E170/175s (870) aircraft. The engines have accumulated more than 45 million flight-hours and 33 million cycles. Since entering service in 2001, GE has made improvements to the combustor, HPT blades and nozzles to improve durability and time on wing for severe environment operations.
- CF34-3: The CF34-3 engines helped launch a new era in aviation when it entered service on Bombardier’s CRJ100 aircraft in 1992, spawning the start of regional jets in commercial aviation. More than to 2,300 CF34-3A1 and -3B1 engines power the Bombardier CRJ100/200 aircraft and have accumulated more than 60 million flight hours and 53 million cycles.
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