On Tuesday, August 1, two state-of-the-art GE engines were donated to Broward College by an anonymous donor. The engines were delivered thanks to the in-kind logistics support by Juan San Martin and our partners at GA Telesis who provided the forklift and team needed to place the two 3,000-pound engines in the college’s new hanger.

Broward College Dean of Transporation Programs Russell McCaffery shares, “The acquisition of these new engines will help modernize and diversify our curriculum by giving students access to equipment that is in use on aircraft, which are currently in service in the industry. We’re appreciative of the partnership and the investment in Broward College and our students.”

The two General Electric (GE) Aerospace CF34 turbofan jet engines, valued at over $12.6 million, are prototypes of those that are in current use by a wide variety of commercial aircraft firms, both cargo and passenger – Challenger 650 business jets and Bombardier CRJ200 regional airliners.

Thanks to the generosity of the donors and in-kind support team, this equipment will allow our aviation maintenance students to have superior hands-on educational experience with the state-of-the-art turbofan engine technology. Our students will ultimately benefit from the critical aviation sector workforce by gaining early first-hand knowledge of the inspection, maintenance, and repair of “new-technology generation” aircraft engine technology that is in widespread service today.