German airline Lufthansa CityLine has selected StandardAero to provide support for the GE Aviation CF34-8C turbofan engines powering its fleet of MHI RJ Aviation (formerly Bombardier) CRJ900 regional jets.
Under the exclusive seven-year agreement, StandardAero will support Lufthansa CityLine with a range of CF34-8C services from its overhaul facility in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. StandardAero will also be qualifying its European field service team based in Rijen, the Netherlands to support the CF34, thereby assuring Lufthansa CityLine of responsive local airside assistance.
Lufthansa CityLine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa, one of the world’s leading airline groups, operating feeder flights from hubs at Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport.
StandardAero was first appointed as a GE Aviation Authorized Service Provider (ASP) for the CF34-3 and CF34-8 in 2001, and in 2013 was named by GE as the first independent TRUEngine authorized MRO provider for the CF34. In 2020, the company celebrated its milestone 3,000th CF34 engine workscope.
Commenting on the agreement for Lufthansa CityLine, Michael Lariviere, Vice President Technical Fleet Management said: “Reliable operations are at the center of our business, and for that we need reliable partners. StandardAero has proven to be a professional and committed service provider to us in the past. That’s why we absolutely look forward to working with the great team of StandardAero in the coming years even closer than before.”
“We are truly honored to have Lufthansa CityLine entrust us with the support of its CF34-8C engine fleet, and look forward to meeting and exceeding their expectations over the coming years,” commented Kevin Cusack, Director of Business Development – Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero. “This exclusive agreement is the culmination of many years of cooperation between StandardAero and Lufthansa CityLine, including support previously undertaken for the airline’s auxiliary power units, and we are delighted to expand our relationship with such a well-known operator.”
In addition to its ASP and TRUEngine approvals, StandardAero also offers CF34 Authorized Line Service maintenance throughout its North American Business Aviation facilities, including Augusta, GA (AGS), Springfield, IL (SPI) and Houston, TX (IAH). StandardAero has supported CF34-3 business jet applications as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) since 2012.