General Electric has received US Federal Aviation Administration certification for the CF34-8C1, marking the end of a three-year test effort. The engine is in flight test on 70-seat Bombardier's Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) 700, for which it is rated at 56.4kN (12,679lb) and 61.3kN at maximum take-off auxiliary power reserve conditions. CRJ700 flight testing began in May, and deliveries should begin early in 2001. Other CF34-8 series powerplants in development include the -8D for the Fairchild 728JET, and the Embraer ERJ-170's -8E.

Source: Flight International