Almost lost in the stream of news coming from MRO Europe
is this announcement from AVIC Aircraft and Nexcelle
, made during an aviation trade show going on in Beijing. The two companies will team up on "a joint venture that will design and manufacture engine nacelle and components for a full range of aircraft applications," including in-service models.
Nexcelle knows the business--it's a joint venture of Aircelle and Middle River Aircraft Systems. China's AVIC knows, well, the Chinese market, at the very least.