General Electric CF34-1A Engine

The General Electric CF34-1A engine is part of the General Electric CF34 family.

The CF34 range of engines are a series of high-bypass turbofan engines. The engines can trace their routes back to the TF34 military engines from which they are developed.

General Electric CF34 Engine

The CF34’s first run was back in the 1982.

The CF34-1A engines first debuted on a private jet with the Bombardier Challenger 601-1A, a super-midsize/large aircraft with deliveries starting in 1983.

The Challenger 601-1A was in production from 1983 to 1987. The aircraft could cruise at 460 knots at a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet.

Bombardier Challenger 601-1A Exterior
Bombardier Challenger 601-1A

When optimized for long-range flying the Challenger could fly non-stop for up to 3,200 nautical miles. The hourly fuel burn of the Challenger 601-1A is 278 Gallons per Hour.

GE CF34-1A Specs

T/O Thrust8650 lbs
T/O SFC0.360 lb/hr/lb
Cruise SFC0.712 lb/hr/lb
Bypass Ratio6.2
Pressure Ratio14
Length103 in
Dia49 in
Weight1625 lb
Data courtesy of Purdue