LE BOURGET – June 18, 2013 – Venezuelan airline Conviasa exercised its purchase options on seven additional CF34-10E-powered EMBRAER E190s. This order will increase Conviasa’s CF34-10E-powered aircraft fleet to a total of 13 aircraft, with seven purchase options remaining. List price of the engine order is valued at more than $110 million (USD). Deliveries will begin next year.
“Conviasa began operating its first CF34-10E-powered E190 aircraft in September 2012, and GE Aviation is honored the airline has chosen to add seven more CF34-10E-powered E190s to its growing fleet,” said Doug Izarra, vice president of Americas sales at GE Aviation.
Conviasa is the flag carrier and largest airline of Venezuela. It currently flies to 14 domestic and nine international destinations. The airline operates 17 aircraft in its fleet, including four CF34-8B-powered Bombardier CRJ700s and six CF34-10E-powered EMBRAER E190s.
The CF34-10E engine is the highest thrust rating for the CF34 engine family at 20,000 pounds of thrust, with more than 1,200 CF34-10E engines in service with more than 60 operators of Embraer’s E190/195 aircraft and the EMBRAER Lineage 1000 business jet. The CF34-10E includes many advanced technologies, including a single-stage high-pressure turbine, advanced wide chord fan blades, advanced 3-D aero compressor and turbine airfoils and a chevron exhaust nozzle. The engine is still early in its lifecycle with the first production engines beginning to visit service facilities for their first shop visits. The engines have accumulated close to 10 million flight hours and 7 million cycles.
Since December 2012, GE has received orders for more than 350 CF34 engines. The CF34 engine is in service with 200 operators in more than 70 countries. The engines have accumulated more than 92 million flight hours and 75 million cycles on Bombardier CRJ and Embraer E-Jet aircraft, and they have set the standard for dispatch reliability of 99.95% since entering service in 1992.
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CF34 production rates will grow from more than 330 engines in 2013 to close to 400 engines in 2014 and more than 475 engines by 2016.
GE Aviation continues to add CF34 operators to its expanding regional fleet, totaling more than 190 customers across the world.