Mesa Air Group has signed a $350 million OnPoint maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) agreement with General Electric for its CF34-8 engine fleet.

Mesa’s 138 CF34-8 engines will be covered under the 11-year agreement. The engine type powers the 71 Bombardier CRJ700 and 900 aircraft it operates as a regional partner for US Airways Express and United Express. The carrier will also operate 30 CF34-powered Embraer 175 jets for United beginning next year.

"As we continue to expand our operations, we are delighted to partner with GE to provide our long-term engine maintenance," says Gary Appling, Mesa's senior vice-president of maintenance and engineering in a statement. "As the manufacturer, GE's extensive overhaul capabilities will both ensure superior reliability of our CF34 engines and allow us to continue to be the lowest cost provider of regional capacity.”

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