Japan Airlines first CF34 operator to license GE’s revolutionary 360 Foam Wash jet engine cleaning system

Tokyo, JapanGE Aviation awarded Japanese Airlines a technical user license GE 360 Foam Wash system on its CF34-8E aircraft engines.

This makes Japanese Airlines the world’s first CF34 engine operator – and the first regional jet operator – to license the patented engine cleaning system.

GE Aviation awarded the license after technology testing and equipment training. Japanese Airlines aircraft technicians can now perform 360 Foam Wash themselves to service the airline’s fleet of CF34-8E engines To kiss 170 aircraft and operated by Japanese Airlines subsidiary company I have r.

GE 360 Foam Wash is an alternative to the water wash method. It can help restore engine performance, which reduces fuel consumption and improves flight time. The process involves injecting a proprietary, specially formulated solution that reduces engine deposit buildup, which can lower engine exhaust temperatures and improve engine compressor efficiency.

360 Foam Wash is estimated to have the potential to save Japanese Airlines up to 82,000 liters of fuel and save up to 285 metric tons of carbon emissions per year by replacing certain water washes with a foam wash for cleaning CF34 engines.

GE The 360 ​​Foam Wash system helps us reduce CO2 emissions. This system is part of Japan Airlines ESG management, where we seek to maintain the aircraft in such a way as to reduce the impact on the environment. We aim to achieve a prosperous society where each of us can feel and hope for a better future,” said Ryo Tamurasenior vice president of Japan Airlines Engineering & Maintenance.

GE The 360 ​​Foam Wash system is self-contained, allowing it to be used inside maintenance hangars and outdoors. GE 360 Foam Wash is approved for use on multiple GE engine programs including GE90, GEnx, CF34 and CF6 models.

GE Aviation values ​​our longstanding relationship with Japanese Airlines. The introduction of GE 360 Foam Wash for CF34-8E engine maintenance at Japanese Airlines is the latest example of how our two companies, working together, can help keep the engine fleet flying with improved performance through advanced technologies,” said Tom LevinVice President and General Manager of GE Aviation After-sales strategic solutions.

GE Aviation takes on the challenge of building a world that works with cutting-edge technology and innovation, such as 360 Foam Wash. GE Aviation is already developing next-generation technologies to achieve greater fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions for the future of flight with the ambition to be a net zero enterprise by 2050, encompassing scope 3 emissions from the use of our sold products.

All GE Aviation Engines, including CF34 engines, can run on approved SAF, which is made from vegetable oils, algae, fats, greases, waste streams, alcohols, sugars, CO2 captured and other alternative raw material sources. By starting with alternative raw materials instead of fossil fuels, CO2 emissions can be reduced during production.


GE Aviationan operational unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a leading global supplier of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital systems, avionics, power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and corporate aircraft. general aviation. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is among the Digital industrial company with software-defined machines and connected, responsive and predictive solutions.

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