Nacelle Advancements Seek Greater Durability, Sustainability

Spirit AeroSystems engine

Spirit AeroSystems sees composite materials capable of withstanding higher temperatures as of particular interest for nacelle parts.

Credit: Spirit AeroSystems
Nacelle OEMs are focusing their engineering efforts on weight and drag reduction, along with increased durability and sustainability. In fact, nacelles are high-maintenance items, especially when legacy engines are concerned. “We see a lot of nacelle parts from [Pratt & Whitney] V2500, [CFM...

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