General Electric CF34

January 31, 2011 - 8:30am

China’s new ARJ21-700 regional jet appears on track to meet a revised timeline to achieve certification and first deliveries by year-end, according to the latest reports from its manufacturer. If the state-controlled airframer achieves that goal, it will happen barely a year after the 90-seater made its public debut at last November’s Airshow China in Zhuhai.

December 29, 2010 - 5:07am

Contingents from France’s Brit Air and Spain’s Air Nostrum joined Bombardier executives in Mirabel, Quebec, last month to mark the first deliveries of the newly certified CRJ1000. Together accounting for roughly half of the remaining CRJ backlog, Brit Air and Air Nostrum have placed firm orders for 14 and 35 copies of the new 100-seat jet, respectively.

November 30, 2010 - 3:45am

The newest and largest member of Bombardier’s ubiquitous regional jet line, the 100-seat CRJ1000, has won certification from Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Canadian manufacturer announced on November 10. Bombardier expects to start deliveries to the type’s first operator, Spain’s Air Nostrum, by year-end.

November 10, 2010 - 6:22am

The newest and largest member of Bombardier’s ubiquitous regional jet line, the 100-seat CRJ1000, has won certification from Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Canadian manufacturer announced today. Bombardier expects to start deliveries to the type’s first operator, Spain’s Air Nostrum, by year-end.

October 18, 2010 - 4:17pm

StandardAero (Booth No. 7601) is expanding its mobile response capabilities around the U.S. and is looking to expand its global presence, vice president of business aviation Scott Taylor said at the NBAA Convention yesterday.
The company plans to establish three new mobile service teams (MSTs) next year in Atlanta, Scottsdale, Ariz., and another in the Northeast, but that location has yet to be determined.

October 1, 2010 - 7:38am

No one would ever accuse Embraer CEO Frederico Curado of letting ego or impatience influence his decision-making. So when he insisted Embraer’s advantageous competitive position affords him the luxury of time as he deliberates over a new product strategy for the single-aisle airliner market, the company’s stakeholders could rest assured that Curado soberly considered the implications of waiting.

September 22, 2010 - 8:18am

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.

August 25, 2010 - 11:25am

GE Aviation is offering an on-wing engine upgrade program for certain configurations of the CF34-3A2 that will allow the engines to go from a hard-time maintenance interval to an on-condition maintenance schedule. The company says the upgraded engines will have longer time on wing and greatly reduced maintenance costs, with no scheduled hot-section inspections or overhauls.

July 11, 2010 - 11:33am

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) said its ARJ21 flight-test program has passed the 500-hour mark. Four General Electric CF34-10A-powered ARJ21-700 aircraft are participating in the test program. GE has provided engine spares to Comac, in addition to carrying out its own ground testing involving three engines totaling 750 hours of testing.

July 8, 2010 - 7:11am

GE Aviation delivered the 5,000th CF34 turbofan engine. According to the engine manufacturer, the CF34 has achieved a dispatch reliability rate of 99.95 percent over more than 50 million flight hours. The next-generation CF34, which will include GE’s eCore technologies, is in development and could enter service by 2015.

 
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