- January 21, 2009, 9:10 AM
GE Aviation is transferring responsibility for GE CF34-3 engine parts to Boeing subsidiary Aviall Services. Under the exclusive distributor agreement signed by GE Aviation and Aviall Services, Aviall will be responsible for forecasting, ordering and delivering all genuine OEM replacement parts that are unique to CF34-3 engines. The company will also assume responsibility for documentation management, worldwide inventory deployment, warehousing and product distribution of GE CF34-3 parts. Meanwhile, GE will continue to provide all CF34-3 life-limited parts and will retain technical responsibility for these engines. For GE Aviation, the deal is not unprecedented: for the last three years Aviall has served as exclusive distributor of unique parts for GE’s CF6-50 and CF6-80A engine lines. Aviall also has long been the sole distributor for Rolls-Royce 250 parts. CF34-3 engines power Bombardier CRJ100/200 regional jets and Challenger 601/604 business jets. More than 1,650 CF34-3-powered aircraft are in service and they have accumulated flight time of more than 24 million hours.