GE Aviation is developing a next-generation regional jet engine to replace the CF34 that could be ready for a 2016 EIS, according to GM-Regional and Large Business Aviation Chuck Nugent. Briefing reporters at the Regional Airline Assn. Annual Convention in Nashville, Nugent said the "NG34" engine would feature an "e-Core" similar to that on the CFM Leap-X; a 10-stage High Pressure Compressor with a 22:1 pressure ratio; a composite fan case; wide chord fan technology ...

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