Nexcelle’s nacelle system “goes the distance” on Bombardier’s Global 7000 - Made by Safran & GE Joint Venture - The New Business Jet with the Longuest Range
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17 Avril, 2018
The Global 7000 business jet, which is equipped with Nexcelle's nacelle system on its two Passport turbofan engines, has become the largest and the longest-range business jet ever built, according to new performance numbers released by its manufacturer, Canada's Bombardier.
With more than 1,800 hours of flight testing logged using a fleet of five FTVs (flight test vehicles), Bombardier reports the Global 7000 is capable of flying 300 nautical miles farther than the initial commitment. This provides a range out to 7,700 nautical miles, connecting more city pairs than any other business aircraft – as validated by long-distance demonstration flights already accomplished to such destinations as Sydney, Dubai and Hawaii.
"An aircraft's performance depends on numerous factors, including the engines and nacelle system," explained Nexcelle President Kenneth Onderko. "The Nexcelle joint venture is proud to play a key role in the Global 7000's globe-circling range by supplying a quality nacelle system for business aviation's first truly integrated propulsion system."
A lighter weight, aerodynamically optimized nacell
Features of Nexcelle's nacelle system for the 16,500 lbf.-thrust Passport engines include an extensive use of composites for reduced weight, which includes its large two-piece fan cowl doors that facilitate access to the engine for inspection and maintenance.
Other elements are...