ACA places $125 million engine order

Atlantic Coast Airlines has recently ordered 50 GE CF34-3B1 engines to power its new 50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet aircraft. The contract is valued at more than $125 million.

Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACA) has ordered 50 firm GE CF34-3B1 engines to power its 25 new 50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet aircraft. The engine contract is said to be valued at more than $125 million.

The new CRJ200 aircraft will operate as part of the airline’s United Express fleet with deliveries beginning in April 2003 and ending in April 2004.

With the addition of this order, ACA’s planned United Express fleet includes 121 GE-powered regional jet aircraft. The airline plans to operate an all CF34-powered CRJ United Express fleet by 2004.

GE’s CF34-3 engine, which entered service in 1992 and currently powers more than 600 CRJ aircraft flown by 32 airlines, has accumulated over 9 million flight hours.