DELTA AIR LINES ORDERS CF34-8-POWERED CRJ900 AIRCRAFT
(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by GE Aviation and received via e-mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)
Delta Air Lines Orders CF34-8-powered CRJ900 Aircraft
EVENDALE, OHIO -- December 6, 2012 - Delta Air Lines placed an order for 40 firm CF34-8C5-powered Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, with options for an additional 30 aircraft. The firm engine order is valued at close to $320 million list price.
More than 2,100 CF34-8 engine are powering Bombardier’s CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft and Embraer’s 170/175 aircraft. The engines have accumulated more than 27 million flight-hours and 19 million cycles. The CF34-8 engine design has evolved with enhancements that lowered part count, improved durability and reduced maintenance costs. The CF34-8C1 upgrade to incorporate technology from the CF34-8C5 version to create a common engine for the CRJ700 and CRJ900 is complete on the fleet. The upgrade provides either up to 5 percent thrust increase or up to 15 percent lower maintenance costs.
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