CemAir orders six CF34-3B engines; Daher selects PT6A-140A engine from Pratt & Whitney


CemAir has ordered six new CF34-3B spare engines to power its fleet of Bombardier CRJ 100/200 LR aircraft. The Johannesburg-based company currently owns and operates a fleet of 12 CRJ 100/200 LR airliners.

“The CF34-3B has set industry standards for performance and reliability,” said Cristina Seda-Hoelle, General Manager, Regional and Business Aviation for GE. “We are honored that CemAir has placed its confidence in us with this order.”

Derived from the proven TF34 military engines, the CF34-1A entered service in 1983 powering the Canadair Challenger 601 business jet. The CF34-3B entered service in 1995, offering lower fuel consumption at cruise, a faster rate of climb, and shorter hot-day/high-altitude takeoff performance.

“Our business continues to expand and add routes and this order for CF34 engines comes at the right time,” said CemAir CEO, Miles van der Molen. “These highly-utilised engines offer reliability and fuel efficiency that meets our business objectives.”

All CF34 engines, like all GE engines, can operate on approved sustainable aviation fuel blends today.

Daher selects PT6A-140A engine from Pratt & Whitney for Kodiak turboprop

(IMAGE: Pratt & Whitney)

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that Daher Aircraft has selected the PT6A-140A engine to power its new Kodiak utility aircraft – the Kodiak 900.

“Daher’s selection of the PT6A-140A engine for its latest Kodiak aircraft further asserts the reliability and versatility of the PT6 turboprop engine family,” said Nicholas Kanellias, vice president, General Aviation, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “Kodiak aircraft have relied on the proven and trusted PT6A-34 engine since entering service 15 years ago. The 900-SHP PT6A-140A engine will offer greater range, a faster climb and greater cargo capacity to operators whose missions require extra power, while reducing specific fuel consumption (SFC) by 9 percent.”

The PT6A-140A was built for the utility market and optimised for rugged and demanding conditions with all-aluminum gearbox housings for better corrosion resistance and the best “hot and high” performance in its class. The PT6A-140A engine is part of the next-generation PT6A-140 engine series which has already logged more than 2 million hours of flight.

“The attributes of the PT6 turboprop engine family have always been a key selling point for the first Kodiak 100 series since its inception,” said Nicolas Chabbert, CEO of Kodiak Aircraft, and Senior Vice President of Daher’s aircraft division. “The PT6A-140A engine lets us propel the Kodiak to a new level of performance with cargo capacity. The new engine will enable our operators to enhance their productivity whether they fly cargo missions or manage businesses such as sky diving and air taxi service.”

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