StandardAero Celebrates 20 Years of Supporting GE Aviation CF34 Operators Worldwide

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – July 14, 2022 StandardAero, one of the world’s largest independent providers of engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, 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 appointed as a GE Aviation Authorized Service Provider (ASP) for the CF34-3 and CF34-8 in 2001, and the company opened its state-of-the-art CF34 facility in Winnipeg, MB 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 authorized 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,” commented Dan Pashniak, Vice President and General Manager, CF34/CFM56 for StandardAero’s Airlines and Fleets Division.  “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.”

“Congratulations to StandardAero on 20 years of supporting the CF34 program,” said Cristina Seda-Hoelle, General Manager, Regional and Business Aviation for GE Aviation. “Our commitment remains strong in the continued investment of the CF34 engine line.  StandardAero’s technical capabilities and proven support fit well with GE’s mission to provide superior engine service.”

In addition to its ASP and TRUEngine approvals, StandardAero also offers CF34 Authorized Line Service maintenance from its North American Business Aviation facilities, including St. Louis, MO (STL).  StandardAero has supported CF34-3 business jet applications as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) since 2012.

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by global investment firm Carlyle.