The 2011 Paris Air Show marked another milestone in our company’s fast-paced history, as it was the signing venue for the purchase agreement of Nexcelle’s nacelle system on the GE Aviation GE Passport 20 jet engine.
For this important accord, I put “pen to paper” with Brad Mottier, the Vice President and General Manager of GE Aviation’s Business and General Aviation Operation.
We were in good company, as Brad and I were joined by members of our parent companies’ extended family: Vincent Mascré, Aircelle Chairman and CEO; Nate Manning, the President of GE Aviation Mechanical Systems; Chuck Nugent, General Manager of GE Small Commercial Engines; and Jacques Chausse, Commercial General Manager of GE Aviation’s Business and General Aviation Operation.
From Nexcelle’s creation in 2008, we have demonstrated the value of bringing together the full resources of our two parents: GE’s Middle River Aircraft Systems and the Safran group’s Aircelle. Their capabilities enabled us to win the nacelle system for CFM International’s LEAP-X1C on the COMAC C919 airliner in 2009, followed by our selection in 2010 for the GE Passport 20 – which will power Bombardier’s Global 7000 and 8000 business jets.
Nexcelle is well on track in developing the technology roadmap for both engines, and we remain committed to ensuring the GE Passport 20 and LEAP-X1C provide their future operators with all the benefits that come from the integrated propulsion system concept.
- Review my video clip from GE Aviation’s exhibit stand at the Paris Air Show, where the GE Passport 20 engine was depicted in an artist’s concept.
- Read the press release for more information on the purchase agreement signing ceremony for Nexcelle’s supply of the GE Passport 20 nacelle system.
President – Nexcelle