Airlines extends services deal for CF34-8Es that power Embraer 170/175 aircraft

LE BOURGET, France – June 21,2023 –  GE Aerospace announced today it will be fulfilling orders for 37 CF34-8E engines for Republic Airways’ fleet of Embraer E170/175 regional jets. The order includes spares and an extension of the airline’s TrueChoice™ services agreement.

The Indianapolis-based airline has an all CF34-powered fleet. It operates 214 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with nearly 1,000 daily flights to 80 cities in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.

"Republic Airways is one of the largest CF34 operators in the world and we are extremely proud that they continue to put their trust in our engines, operating these CF34-8Es day in and day out,” said Kathy MacKenzie, Vice President, GE Commercial Programs for GE Aerospace. “With our expanded services agreement, our mission is that the airline continues to receive the same high-quality MRO service and support that they have come to expect from GE Aerospace.”

“We are excited to extend this two-decade relationship with GE Aerospace with this order for CF34-8E engines and services,” said Bryan Bedford, President and CEO of Republic Airways.

More than 2,000 CF34-8E engines are in service with 46 operators, accumulating over 38 million flight hours and 27 million cycles since entering service on the Embraer E170/175 in 2004.

In 1992, GE’s CF34-3he lped pioneer a new era in aviation when the engine entered service on Bombardier's CRJ100 aircraft, spawning the beginning of the regional jet segment in commercial aviation. Today, the CF34 engine line, which includes -3, -8, and -10 models, powers more than 3,600 regional commercial aircraft.

The CF34 engine family has accumulated more than 205 million flight hours and 162 million cycles. GE has delivered more than 8,000 CF34 engines and the line has a track record for outstanding reliability and durability, with a dispatch reliability rate ranging between 99.96% and 99.99% (12-month rolling).

CF34 product line understands how important sustainability is for customers with measures to help customers reduce their carbon footprint.

  • All CF34 engines (like all GE engines) can operate on approved SAF fuel blends today.
  • GE’s 360 proprietary foam wash technology is approved for CF34-8 engines, which can help restore fuel efficiency.
  • All CF34 powered aircraft can take advantage of GE Digital aviation software solutions to help improve aircraft performance (up to 2-3% better fuel burn on a regional route).