Posted on: 04 February 2014 by Mark Howells
GE Aviation has reported that its CF34 engine family captured more than 470 orders in the last 12 months as airlines revitalised their regional jet fleets, with the rising orderbook also boosting production rates for the engine.
CF34 production rates will grow from more than 330 engines in 2013 to close to 400 engines in 2014 and more than 475 engines by 2016.
“The CF34 engines remain one of the most reliable and durable engines for regional aviation with an outstanding 99.95% dispatch reliability and durability that is unparalleled,” declared Allen Paxson, general manager of Regional Engines and Services at GE Aviation. “These characteristics along with GE’s commitment to product support are why operators continue to select CF34-powered aircraft for their regional aviation needs.”
GE has delivered more than 5,900 CF34 engines since entry into service in 1992. The engines have accumulated more than 100 million flight hours and 80 million cycles on Bombardier CRJ and Embraer E-Jet aircraft.