Bombardier CRJ200 Engine - GE CF34-3B1

Bombardier CRJ200 Engine - GE CF34-3B1

The Bombardier CRJ200 engine is the GE CF34-3B1 (General Electric CF34-3B1). The CF34-3B1 engine was developed to upgrade the CRJ series engine (CRJ100) to a slightly better performing engine. The CRJ200 engine replaced the CRJ100s previous engine, the CF34-3A1. GE was able to achieve 2 percent more climb thrust, 3 percent better specific fuel consumption at cruise, and improved hot day characteristics for better takeoff field performance in comparison to the CRJ100's CF34-3A1 engine. The Bombardier CRJ200 engine was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on May 31, 1995. The first customer of the GE CF34-3B1 engine was Tyrolean Airways, who was the first CRJ200 operator. Tyrolean Airways took delivery of the Bombardier CRJ200 and the CF3403B1 engines in 1996. Also note that the Bombardier CRJ200's engines are not FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) controlled.

Here are the main improvements of the CF34-3B1 engine over the CF34-3A1 engine:
Same as -3A1 except for improved stage 1 compressor and HPT and LPT stator cooling and clearance control modifications.

Bombardier CRJ200 Engine Specifications (GE CF34-3B1 Specifications):

  • Maximum takeoff Thrust: 9220 lbf (pounds of force) for 5 minutes.
  • Normal Takeoff Thrust: 8729 lbf
  • Maximum Continuous: 9140 lbf

Bombardier CRJ200 Engine Dimensions:

  • CF34-3B1 length: 103.19 inches.
  • Maximum diameter: 49.6 inches.
  • CF34-3B1 weight: 1670 lbs (pounds).

The Bombardier CRJ200 engine is also known as the Bombardier CRJ-200 engine, Bombardier CRJ 200 engine, Canadair CRJ200 engine, CRJ200 aircraft engine and the Bombardier CL-600-2B19 engine.

Bombardier CRJ200 Engine CF34-3B1 Photo

Above Bombardier CRJ200 Engine - CF34-3B1 Photo by Elemaki on Wikimedia Commons. Photo (only) released under a Creative Commons License.