EVENDALE, OH—Oct. 28, 2013—GE has awarded Tianjin Airlines its TRUEngine designation for 107 CF34-10E engines powering its fleet of 50 EMBRAER 190s. Tianjin is the first airline in Asia to receive the TRUEngine designation for the CF34.
“We are committed to optimizing performance of our engines and maintaining maximum residual value for our assets, and the TRUEngine designation enables us to accomplish both goals at once,” Tianjin Vice President Jianfeng Hu said. “We are very proud to be the first CF34 TRUEngine operator in Asia.”
“Tianjin Airlines is making a strong commitment to OEM quality engine maintenance by seeking the TRUEngine designation,” said Allen Paxson, general manager of the CF34 Engine Program at GE Aviation. “The CF34 TRUEngine program is growing rapidly, and now includes more than 600 engines operated by carriers in the United States, Europe, and now Asia.”
Launched in 2008 for the CFM56, the TRUEngine designation provides assurance to owners, operators, and engine buyers that engines qualified as TRUEngine have been maintained in the OEM configuration. The program has since been expanded to include CF6, GEnx and, as of June 2013, CF34 engines. Independent studies show that engines maintained with OEM parts and repairs maintain as much as 50% higher resale values compared to engines that include non-OEM parts or repairs. More than 8,300 engines operated by112 operators have received the TRUEngine designation.
To qualify for TRUEngine status, the engine configuration, overhaul practices, spare parts and repairs used to service an engine must comply with GE-issued engine manuals and other maintenance recommendations. The qualification is obtained through the customer's declaration of compliance and GE's verification of customer submitted maintenance records since birth. The TRUEngine designation enhances marketability and provides other valuable benefits at no additional cost, such as extended new part warranty, complimentary access to engine lease pool and optimized product support. For more information, visit www.geaviation.com/services/truengine-program.
GE has awarded Silk Way West Airlines its TRUEngine designation for eight GEnx-2Bs that will power its fleet of two Boeing 747-8 freighters, slated for delivery in 2014.
Royal Jordanian is the first airline in the Middle East/Africa region to receive the TRUEngine designation for the CF34.
GE has awarded Alitalia its TRUEngine designation for 31 CF34-8E engines powering its fleet of EMBRAER 175s and 10 CF34-10E engines powering its fleet of EMBRAER 190s.