This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

Nexcelle Delivers Its First Major Nacelle Component: The No. 1 Inlet For GE Aviation’s Passport™ Business Jet Engine

The Nexcelle joint venture of Aircelle (Safran) and GE Aviation’s Middle River Aircraft Systems – which is building engine nacelles for the next generation of integrated propulsion systems – has marked a key program milestone by shipping its initial major production component: the no. 1 inlet for GE Aviation’s Passport™ business jet engine.

This represents a double achievement, as the initial Passport inlet also is the first element to be completed at the new GE Composites factory in Ellisville, Mississippi, which was inaugurated earlier this year as GE Aviation’s latest U.S. production facility.

The milestone Nexcelle air inlet was transported from Ellisville to GE Aviation’s Peebles Test Operation in Ohio, where it will be integrated with a Passport engine for propulsion system icing testing in Canada.

Nexcelle is responsible for designing, developing and producing the nacelle for GE’s Passport engine, with GE Aviation’s Middle River Aircraft Systems responsible for the Passport’s inlet and fan cowl, while Aircelle is producing the target-type thrust reverser.

“Nexcelle’s strength comes from the resources of its two parent companies, enabling our joint venture to develop nacelles that are more optimized, efficient and maintainable,” said Nexcelle President Michel Abella. “The completion of Passport’s first inlet at Ellisville demonstrates how these resources fully support Nexcelle as we move into production for the next generation of integrated propulsion systems.”

Production and assembly of Nexcelle’s Passport inlet at Ellisville employs a new-generation robotic system that automatically drills, countersinks and inspects holes – improving production speed and quality. This system is from GE Aviation’s Global Robotics, Automation and Instrumentation Research & Development Center in Bromont, Quebec, Canada, which develops advanced robotic processes, software and intellectual property for GE Aviation facilities around the world.

Nexcelle was created 2008, and has been selected to supply the nacelle systems for two major engine programs: the Passport for Bombardier’s* Global 7000* and Global 8000* business aircraft; and the CFM International** LEAP-1C on COMAC’s C919 airliner.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,218.40 -70.23 -0.38%
S&P 500 2,106.80 -10.59 -0.50%
NASDAQ 4,976.9260 -31.17 -0.62%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs