GE Aviation and Nexcelle Pair up for Nacelle System

The purchase agreement for Nexcelle’s nacelle system to be integrated with GE Aviation’s GE Passport 20 jet engine was signed at the Paris Air Show. The agreement formalizes details of the relationship between Nexcelle and GE Aviation on the development, production and delivery of the nacelle and thrust reverser for the GE Passport 20 integrated propulsion system, which will be used on the new Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 business jet aircraft. Nexcelle was selected in 2010 for the supply of the GE Passport 20 nacelle and thrust reverser, and this joint venture company of GE’s Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS) and the Safran group’s Aircelle, has been pursuing its development since then. The nacelle system has successfully completed the Joint Conceptual Design Phase and has moved to its next step – the Joint Development Phase. “This is the first purchase agreement Nexcelle has signed with a customer, and it marks another milestone in the business development of our young, dynamic company,” says Steve Walters, Nexcelle president.

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