(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. 
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and
integrated systems for commercial, military, business and
general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service
network to support these offerings. For more information, visit
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For further information, contact: 
Rick Kennedy                        513.243.3372               Mobile: 513.607.0609 
Deb Case, GE Aviation          513.243.0094            Mobile:  513.418.1644 
(sgp) NY 
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