Engine Upgrade Yields more time on wing for CF34-3A2
GE Aviation is offering an on-wing engine upgrade program for certain configurations of the CF34-3A2. The upgrade allows on-condition engine maintenance, rather than the current hard-time interval. The upgraded engines will have longer time on wing and greatly reduced maintenance costs with no scheduled hot-section inspections or overhauls, the company claims.
“Offered as part of GE Aviation’s OnPoint solution agreement, the new on-wing engine upgrade is an improvement to the CF34 modernization program released four years ago and is backed by all the assurances included in our services agreements,” said Bill Hoernschemeyer, general manager of business and general aviation sales at GE Aviation. “Converting these scheduled maintenance engines to on-condition will increase the time on wing for the engine, reduce maintenance expenses and improve the aircraft’s resale value.” The new on-wing upgrade is available for 36 CF34-3A2s that are in service on the Challenger 601.