MRO provider StandardAero is celebrating 20 years of supporting the GE Aviation CF34-3 and CF34-8 turbofan engine families. The CF34-3 powers the Bombardier Challenger 601/604/605 family of super mid-size business jets and the MHI RJ Aviation CRJ100/200 regional jet airliner, while the CF34-8 equips the Embraer E170/E175-E1 and MHIRJ CRJ700/900/1000 regional jet families.
StandardAero was first appointed as a GE Aviation authorised service provider (ASP) for the CF34-3 and CF34-8 in 2001, and the company opened its CF34 facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba in April 2002. Correlation of the company's CF34 test cell was achieved in September 2002, paving the way for StandardAero to provide a full range of services, including overhaul, to CF34 operators worldwide.
In 2013, StandardAero was named by GE Aviation as the world's first independent TRUEngine authorised MRO provider for the CF34, assuring operators and asset managers of the highest levels of quality and technical excellence. In 2020, the company celebrated delivery of its milestone 3,000th CF34 engine workscope.
“StandardAero is proud to be the customer's preferred support provider for CF34-3 and -8 MRO services, and we remain committed to continuing to support the global fleet of 3,300 engines,” says CF34/CFM56 vice president and general manager for StandardAero's airlines and fleets division Dan Pashniak. “Our Winnipeg CF34 facility is dedicated to meeting and exceeding customers' expectations for delivered quality, and we look forward to providing Challenger, CRJ and E-Jets operators with reliable, responsive engine services for many years to come.”
In addition to its ASP and TRUEngine approvals, StandardAero also offers CF34 authorised line service maintenance from its North American business aviation facilities, including St Louis Lambert International airport in St Louis, Missouri. StandardAero has supported CF34-3 business jet applications as an authorised service centre since 2012.