Nexcelle names Sugato Bhattacharjee as President of the jet engine nacelle joint venture

Sugato Bhattacharjee

Sugato Bhattacharjee has been appointed President of the Nexcelle engine nacelle joint venture of Safran Nacelles (Safran) and Middle River Aerostructure Systems, a subsidiary of ST Engineering.

Bhattacharjee is a member of the Middle River Aerostructure Systems (MRAS) leadership team who brings extensive experience in management, design, manufacturing, and engineering – including managerial positions on international jet engine programs and in the joint venture environment.

Prior to his appointment as Nexcelle President, Bhattacharjee was MRAS’ Senior Product Manager for regional nacelle programs. He began his aviation industry career in 1996, joining GE Aviation as a structural design engineer, then progressing through a number of expanded roles involving product design and manufacturing.

Bhattacharjee assumed an Executive Engineering Manager role before joining the product management executive team for GE’s GEnx high-thrust turbofan jet engine. In 2010, Bhattacharjee transitioned to CFM as the Manufacturing Programs Director.  He served as the Executive Director of Customer Training and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) – working with GE Aviation customers worldwide.

The Nexcelle presidency rotates between MRAS and Safran Nacelles. Bhattacharjee succeeds Patrice Provost, a Safran Nacelles employee, who was the president since early 2019. Provost continues his relationship with Nexcelle as one of the joint venture’s two Executive Vice Presidents.

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