Posted on: 28 October 2013 by Mark Howells
GE has awarded Tianjin Airlines its TRUEngine designation for 107 CF34-10E engines powering the airline’s fleet of 50 Embraer 190s, making Tianjin the first airline in Asia to receive CF34 TRUEngine designation.
“We are committed to optimising performance of our engines and maintaining maximum residual value for our assets, and the TRUEngine designation enables us to accomplish both goals at once,” explained Tianjin vice-president Jianfeng Hu. “We are very proud to be the first CF34 TRUEngine operator in Asia.”
“Tianjin Airlines is making a strong commitment to OEM quality engine maintenance by seeking the TRUEngine designation,” stressed Allen Paxson, general manager of the CF34 Engine Program at GE Aviation. “The CF34 TRUEngine programme is growing rapidly, and now includes more than 600 engines operated by carriers in the United States, Europe, and now Asia.”
Tianjin, a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines, is China’s largest regional carrier, operating a fleet of 79 aircraft on more than 130 routes connecting more than 90 cities within China, as well as Hong Kong and Seoul, South Korea.