General Electric Private Jet Engines

General Electric design and build a variety of engines for commercial and military purposes.

Engines for the Boeing 777, Airbus A380, and 787 are all produced by General Electric. According to GE, more than 33,000 of their engines are currently in service.

General Electric CF34 Engine
General Electric CF34 Engine

Of course, the engines that we are most interested in are those that power private jets.

The following General Electric engines are those that power private jets – both past and present.

Engine ModelAircraft
CF34-1ABombardier Challenger 601-1A
CF34-3ABombardier Challenger 601-3A
CF34-3ABombardier Challenger 601-3AER
CF34-3A1Bombardier Challenger 601-3R
CF34-3BBombardier Challenger 604
CF34-3BBombardier Challenger 605
CF34-3BBombardier Challenger 650
CF34-3B1Bombardier Challenger 850
CF34-10E7-BEmbraer Lineage 1000
CF34-10E7-BEmbraer Lineage 1000E
CFE738-1-1BDassault Falcon 2000
PassportBombardier Global 7500
General Electric Engines that Power Private Jets

GE spend over $1 billion every year on research and development.

The engines that are currently bolted to these private jets date as far back as 1983 with the CF34-1A engines powering the Bombardier Challenger 601-1A.

The CF34 range of engines are, as you can see above, a popular range of engines. These engines power both private jets and commercial airliners.

Additionally, the GE Passport engines power the Bombardier Global 7500, one of the fastest aircraft in the sky, with a maximum cruise speed of 516 knots.