July 15, 2014
Aircelle to supply nacelles for the newly-launched Airbus A330neo twin-engine jetliner
A major new program has been awarded to Aircelle (Safran), with the company’s selection to supply nacelles for Airbus’ latest A330 version – the A330neo (new engine option) jetliner. These nacelles are to equip the A330neo’s two large Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofan powerplants, and will use Aircelle’s experience gained in developing and supplying nacelles for the Airbus A380 jetliner’s high-thrust engines – which are in a similar size category. As with the A380, Aircelle will apply its expertise in the use of composite materials, acoustic treatment and system architecture for the A330neo nacelles. Production activity will involve all of Aircelle’s primary industrial sites: Le Havre, France; Burnley, England; and Casablanca, Morocco; with painting, assembly and delivery performed from its Colomiers, France facility located near Airbus’ A330 final assembly line at Toulouse Blagnac Airport.