Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services announced on Dec 04, 2017 that it has been selected by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft.
According to the news, Bombardier’s Northern Ireland operations (Short Brothers plc) has been chosen to develop and manufacture a new thrust reverser to enable Airbus to offer a new, innovative nacelle and its aftermarket support for Pratt & Whitney's Pure Power PW1100G engine.
Bombardier is already a supplier to Airbus on a number of programmes. Its Belfast operation has extensive nacelle experience and expertise, having accumulated more than 40 years in the design, development, manufacture and support of aircraft engine nacelles.
Stephen Addis, Vice-President, Customer Services and Programmes, Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as a supplier on this new nacelle, which will enable us to build on the relationship we already have with Airbus. This work package reinforces our long-term strategy to grow our capabilities in the nacelles market and to focus on delivering innovative, higher value products and services in an extremely competitive global environment.”
Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services has its operations in Canada, Mexico, Morocco, the UK and USA. It specializes in the design and manufacture of complex metallic and composite aircraft structures and system components, and provides aftermarket component repair and overhaul, as well as other engineering services.
The global aircraft nacelle components market offers high growth opportunities with the market expected to reach a value of US$ 6,221.5 million in 2022, according to the latest market research report by Stratview Research. Increasing production rates of key aircraft programs, such as B737, B787, A320, and A350XWB; increasing demand for lightweight aircraft nacelle components; increasing share of wide-body aircraft in commercial aircraft deliveries, rising global aircraft fleet size; and increasing diameter of fan blades of turbofan engine are the major growth drivers of the global aircraft nacelle components market.
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