GE Engine Services, Inc., the world's leading provider of aviation services, has announced the GE CF34 Maintenance Cost Per Hour SM (MCPH SM) program for Challenger ® 601 and 604 corporate jets. GE's highly successful MCPHSM programs maintain engines on a predictable cost per engine flight hour basis, enabling airlines to accurately forecast operating costs, reduce cost of ownership, and improve asset utilization. After listening to Challenger 601 and 604 operators regarding maintenance requirements and preferences, GE developed and refined this service offering. The CF34 MCPH program, similar to GE's successful MCPH programs for its large commercial engines, will further enhance the maintenance and cost management benefits that GE already offers 601 and 604 operators. GE designated its Strother Field maintenance operation in Kansas to spearhead service delivery for the CF34 MCPH program, which will feature industry-leading turntimes, on-call worldwide field team support, and Aircraft on Ground (AOG) coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Strother has repaired aircraft engines for more than 45 years and has performed more than 1500 CF34 shop visits. It is a key part of GE's global network of more than 60 maintenance facilities worldwide. The dedicated, 70,000-square-foot CF34 complex is ideally suited because it is integrally linked with GE's CF34 product engineering resources. Also, the Strother operation has three test cells for CF34 engine configurations. CF34 MCPH program benefits include predictable maintenance costs, reduced financial risk and internal administration, customer-oriented metrics, world-class overhaul workmanship, low life-cycle cost, and consistent and competitive turntimes. GE assumes maintenance responsibility for the engines, performs agreed-upon services and then invoices for a predetermined price per flight hour.A CF34 MCPH program can encompass all maintenance that should be done in a given period. Designed to provide Challenger operators with coverage to fit their needs, the service plans are offered at three levels: 

Silver Service Plan 

All scheduled engine maintenance
All unscheduled engine maintenance (engine-caused)
Future mandatory and recommended Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives
Engine removal and installation
Lease engine(s)
Transportation to/from maintenance facility
Engine test

Gold Service Plan (All Silver benefits, plus): 

All engine controls and accessories maintenance
All Life Limited Parts (LLPs)
GE-arranged financing (optional)

Platinum Service Plan (All Gold benefits, plus): 

On Wing SupportSM services
Trend monitoring
SimuFlite® Challenger pilot training

"GE Engine Services has an exciting array of products that have been proven to deliver significant productivity for our customers and that have been validated in the marketplace," said George Oliver, GE Engine Services president. "Our objective is to continue to drive customer productivity improvements through new products, high-technology repairs, upgrades to current fleets, and industry-leading fulfillment." For further information, contact: 

Greg Haywood, Corporate Aviation Sales Director, Eastern US/Canada 316.442.3600 (ext 4322)
Wes Lumry, Corporate Aviation Sales Director, Western US /Asia 316.442.3600 (ext 4315)
Beth Morrison, Corporate Aviation Sales Director, Central US/Latin America 315.442.3600 (ext 4758)
Chris Drewer, Corporate Aviation Sales Director, Europe/Middle East /Africa 4.20.8897.4215

SM MCPH, Maintenance Cost Per Hour and On Wing Support are service marks of General Electric Company. 
® SimuFlite is a registered trademark of SimuFlite Training International, Inc.; Challenger is a registered trademark of Bombardier Inc.