Safran Nacelles meets the production challenge for GE CF34-8E engine nacelles
March 20, 2017
A record annual output of 184 nacelles was attained in 2016 by Safran Nacelles for CF34-8E turbofan engines, meeting the production requirements with the GE Aviation powerplants that equip Embraer’s E170/E175 jetliners.
This achievement – and its 100 percent on-time delivery rate – was recognized by GE Aviation with “thank you” visits by a GE delegation to Safran Nacelle’s assembly line at its Le Havre, France headquarters, and to the Safran Nacelles Casablanca factory in Morocco, where composite components are produced.
The CF34-8E nacelle’s design is specifically tailored to the underwing installation for the popular twin-engine E170/E175 airliners, which are in use worldwide on regional and mid-range routes.
Embraer’s E170 accommodates 66 passengers in a typical two-class cabin layout and 78 seats in a single-class high capacity arrangement, while the longer-fuselage E175 version is sized for a two-class cabin with 76 seats and up to 88 seats in a high-density single-class cabin.