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Safran and AVIC extend partnership

Safran and AVIC have extended their long-standing partnership in airplane and helicopter engines to encompass aircraft equipment.

Yves Leclère, Safran Executive Vice President, Aircraft Equipment, and Hu Xiaofeng, President of AVIC Aircraft, today signed a framework agreement concerning landing systems and engine nacelles.

Also present at the contract signing in Beijing were Lin Zuoming, President of AVIC, Jean-Paul Herteman, CEO of Safran, Marc Ventre, Safran Executive Vice President, Aerospace Propulsion, and MA Fuan, AVIC Engine President.

The two partners will collaborate on all aspects of these two product lines, including design, production, assembly, and support. The agreement includes the planned establishment of new facilities in China, based on the partners' existing assets.

Drawing on Safran's leadership positions in aircraft equipment, coupled with AVIC Aircraft's proven expertise and industrial capabilities, the partners will be able to submit competitive proposals for new Chinese aircraft, such as the COMAC C919, as well as other applications.

The partnership between Safran and AVIC was initiated when AVIC Aircraft subsidiaries Landing Gear Advanced Manufacturing Corp., Ltd, Xi'an Aviation Brake Technology Co., Ltd. and The First Aircraft Institute, agreed with Safran group subsidiaries Messier-Dowty and Messier-Bugatti, to submit a joint proposal to COMAC for landing and braking systems on the C919.

The partnership took a further step forward today, with Nexcelle and AVIC Aircraft signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a joint venture for engine nacelles.

Press release issued by Safran Group on September 23, 2009

 

 Contact details from our directory:
Safran Group
Aviation Industry Corporation of China
Nexcelle Nacelles, Thrust Reversers, Exhaust Systems
Safran Landing Systems Carbon Brakes, Aircraft Landing Gear, Aircraft Wheels, Oil Pressure Monitoring Equipment, Brake-by-Wire Systems, Electrohydraulic Brakes, Electrical Brakes, Steering Systems, Electronic Control Equipment, Landing Gear Controls, Hydraulic Systems & Equipment, Tyre Pressure Monitors, Hydraulic Filters, Electrohydrostatic Actuators, Hydraulic Brakes, Engine Controls, Anti-Skid Brakes & Systems, Brake System Components, Helicopter Landing Gear
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 Related aircraft programs:
COMAC C919

 

 Related directory sectors:
Landing Assemblies
Engine Components

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