October 6, 2014
Flights powered by CF34s engines continue to rise
Flights on the world-wide fleet of CF34-powered regional jets in service have risen an average of 6% year-over-year during the last decade. Since 2004, daily passenger flights powered by CF34 engines have increased yearly, reaching more than 11,400 flights per day world-wide in 2013. Annual passenger flights with CF34 engines have grown to more than 4 million flights worldwide from 2 million flights in 2004. “With outstanding durability and 99.95% reliability, the CF34 engine has played a significant role in the growth of regional jet travel worldwide,” said Kathy MacKenzie, general manager of Regional Engines & Services at GE Aviation. “CF34 operators recognize the proven performance of the engine line, and we continue to see an increase in orders for CF34-powered aircraft.” During the last 18 months, GE received more than 640 CF34 engines orders as airlines continue to grow their regional jet fleets. GE has delivered more than 6,000 CF34 engines to the regional segment and has continuously invested in product enhancements since the engine entered service in 1992. Today, CF34 engines are in service with 120 operators in more than 60 countries. The engines have accumulated more than 108 million flight hours on Bombardier CRJ and Embraer E-Jet aircraft.