Nacelle components built by Middle River Aircraft Systems are in widespread use on GE Aviation CF34 turbofan engines, which power E190/E195 regional aircraft from Brazil’s Embraer and are now beginning service with a new market entrant: the COMAC ARJ21, one of China’s first jetliners built to international civil aviation regulatory standards.
On the CF34-10E version, MRAS produces the cascade-type thrust reverser and provides spare parts aftermarket support for the engine’s use with twin-engine E190/E195s. More than 600 of these Embraer “E-Jets” are in operation with carriers around the world.
More than 600
Embraer “E-Jets” are in operation
with carriers around the world.
MRAS has wider responsibilities for the CF34-10A variant, producing this engine’s thrust reverser and fan cowl, along with oversight for the nacelle inlet. Following the ARJ21’s initial airline service entry in 2015, MRAS is beginning to ramp up the production rate for its CF34-10A components, joining GE Aviation in a long-term strategy of being present in China’s civil aircraft marketplace.