Nexcelle Brings its Next-Generation Integrated Propulsion System Concepts to Aviation Expo/China 2011

By Nexcelle, PRNE
Thursday, September 15, 2011

BEIJING, September 16, 2011 -

The industry-leading integrated propulsion system (IPS) concepts being developed by Nexcelle, some of which are to be implemented on COMAC’s C919 twin-engine jetliner, will be demonstrated for the first time in China as the company brings its functional IPS scale model to this month’s Aviation Expo/China 2011 exhibition in Beijing.

Nexcelle’s half-scale model highlights many of the company’s integrated propulsion system features that will reduce fuel consumption, improve performance and enhance maintenance for airlines. They include a low drag front end with single-piece air inlet; a fan cowl which is structurally integrated to the engine; a translating O-duct thrust reverser that provides improved fan flowpath while eliminating door links, lower bifurcation, latches and split lines; and a new integrated mounting system for reduced engine distortion and enhanced on-wing performance.

“Bringing this high-fidelity model for its debut appearance in China enables us to show how Nexcelle’s IPS technologies can provide real performance advantages,” said Nexcelle President Steve Walters.  ”In addition, it highlights our progress in bringing the IPS to reality as part of the propulsion system teamed with CFM International.”

The functional scale model will be displayed on the Aviation Expo/China 2011 exhibit of Safran (Stand Y-1A) during the September 21-24 event at the China National Convention Center.

Nexcelle has been selected to supply the engine nacelle systems for two major engine programs: the CFM International LEAP-X1C integrated propulsion system on COMAC’s C919 airliner, and the GE Passport 20 engine for Bombardier’s Global 7000 and 8000 business jet aircraft.

About Nexcelle (

Nexcelle is creating smart nacelle systems for tomorrow’s world travel.  Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, the company is a joint venture of Aircelle and Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS), which are leading suppliers of engine nacelles, thrust reversers and aerostructures.  Through Nexcelle’s relationship with CFM International, GE Aviation and Safran, the company brings unparalleled expertise in the design, development, production and support of integrated propulsion systems for a wide range of aircraft.


Media Contacts: Frédérique Thomas, Aircelle, Tel: +33 (0)1 30 07 90 14, frederique.thomas at; Jennifer Villarreal, GE Aviation, Tel: +1 616 241 8643, jennifer.villarreal3 at

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