|Changeout of an A380 thrust reverser’s inner fixed structure (IFS) is performed at Aircelle Europe Services’ new building in Pont-Audemer, France. Photo: Aircelle|
[Avionics Today 10-09-2014] Aircelle, a subsidiary of Safran, has inaugurated a new building for its Aircelle Europe Services business at Pont-Audemer in the Normandy region of France, doubling the operation’s capacity to perform Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) on jet engine nacelle hardware.
The additional 4,500 square meter structure, which is located adjacent to Aircelle Europe Services’ existing 3,000 square meter facility, provides additional area for the specialized jigs, tooling and other material used in MRO activity. This enables the company to accommodate its growing volume of MRO work on Aircelle’s existing family of engine nacelles and thrust reversers. The expansion also allows capacity for new nacelle products now in development as well as opens the possibility to process equipment from other manufacturers.