October 25, 2013
Aircelle’s engine nacelle for Bombardier’s Learjet 85 aircraft makes debut at NBAA
The Learjet 85 aircraft’s engine nacelle was formally unveiled on October 24th by Aircelle (Safran) at the NBAA 2013 business aviation exhibition in Las Vegas, where it was declared ready for the first flight of Bombardier Aerospace’s all new business aircraft. Presenting the nacelle during an inauguration ceremony on the Safran corporate exhibit stand was Aircelle Chairman and CEO Martin Sion, who was joined by Ralph Acs, Vice President & General Manager, Learjet, Bombardier Business Aircraft and Marie-Hélène Pelletier, Vice President, Supply Chain, Business Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace. Aircelle has design, production, supply and support responsibility for the nacelle package on the Learjet 85 aircraft’s two Pratt & Whitney PW307B turbofan engines, including the air inlet, fan cowl doors and patented Aircelle PERT two-door thrust reverser system, along with full nacelle integration. The nacelle is supplied by Aircelle directly to Bombardier.