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Encyclopedia > General Electric TF34

The General Electric TF34 is a military turbofan engine used on the A-10 Thunderbolt and the Lockheed S-3 Viking. It is rated for around 9000 pounds of thrust. General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE) is the top supplier of aircraft engines in the world and offers engines for the majority of commercial aircraft. ... CFM56-3 turbofan, lower half, side view. ... The A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II, often known as the Warthog, is the first US Air Force aircraft specifically designed for close air support of ground forces. ... The Lockheed S-3 Viking is a United States Navy jet aircraft used to hunt and destroy enemy submarines and provide surveillance of surface shipping. ...


The civilian variant, the CF34, is used on a number of regional jets, including the Bombardier CRJ series and the 'E-Jets' from Embraer. SN Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85 Air France ERJ 145 A regional jet (RJ) is a small jet aircraft that is intended to fly passengers from point to point as efficiently as possible. ... Bombardier Inc. ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a small airliner manufactured by Bombardier and originally based on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... The EMBRAER 190 initial flight An Embraer 175 on the ramp at Ottawa International airport (CYOW) 21 June 2005 The EMBRAER E-Jets are a series of twin-engine jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ... Embraer, the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. is a Brazilian leading aircraft manufacturer. ...


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General Electric CF34 at AllExperts (225 words)
The General Electric TF34 is a military turbofan engine used on the A-10 Thunderbolt and S-3 Viking.
Developed by GE's GE Aircraft Engines division during the late 1960s, the original engine comprises a single stage fan, driven by a 4-stage LP turbine, supercharging a 14-stage HP compressor, driven by a 2-stage HP turbine.
The civilian variant, the CF34, is used on a number of regional jets, including the Bombardier CRJ series and the 'E-Jets' from Embraer.
GE - Aviation: TF34 (231 words)
The TF34 engine enables the the A-10 aircraft to operate from short, remote airfields, withstand frequent exposure to ground fire and provide effective close-air support for ground forces.
The TF34, a 9000-pound thrust class turbofan engine, delivers the highest thrust to weight ratio and the lowest specific fuel consumption in the class.
The TF34 is the father of the CF34, a commercial version that powers business jets and regional jet airliners.
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