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    09.01.2014 | Download as PDF | European Heritage Days 2014: Safran Aerospace Museum opens its doors all weekend

    Paris, September 1st, 2014 The Safran Aerospace Museum opens its doors to the public the weekend of September 20 and 21, 2014 for the 31st European Heritage Days. Whether you’re an aviation or history buff, or just out with the family for a fun visit, the Safran Museum will introduce you to an unrivaled collection of historic aircraft engines and other aerospace artifacts, some over 100 years old. The Museum is also organizing a number of special events for visitors of all ages. The Safran Aerospace Museum is offering two exhibitions this year: "Aces of the First World War", in honor of the centenary of the start of the "War to end all Wars" (photo exhibition) L’Oiseau Blanc (the "White Bird): the legendary aircraft powered by the well-known Lorraine-Dietrich engine1, which may have flown across the Atlantic 12 days before Lindbergh in 1927. Both a model of the plane and a Lorraine-Dietrich engine of the same type will be on display. The French army, navy and air force are special guests over the weekend. Representatives will present different military professions, including first sergeant Ludovic Quenin, specialist in the Mirage 2000 fighter and its M53 engine, built by Snecma (Safran). Visitors from 1 to 100 will be able to enjoy the special events organized by the Museum in conjunction with various associations: A cockpit from the Airbus A320, powered by the CFM56 – the best-selling aero-engine in the world – will be set up at the museum. Visitors can try their hand at flying a commercial jet, from takeoff to landing. (in partnership with GG Production: "Unlimited Dreams") Flight simulator for the Bell 206, the famous American helicopter. Visitors will be able to take the controls of this highly realistic flight training system and learn about flying under VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). (in partnership with Nonolight, "Helicopters for everybody") Youngsters 8 and older will be able to attend three workshops on water-powered rockets and three workshops on solid-propellant model rockets, a great way to teach them about rocket propulsion. Rockets will be launched from the Museum parking lot (reaching an average altitude of 20 meters).). (in partnership with the association Planète Sciences) A workshop on radio-controlled model helicopters will teach people how to fly these electric-powered machines. This will be an ongoing workshop, with 10 to 15 minute sessions. (offered by the Association of Friends of the Safran Museum) The public will also be able to visit the Museum’s permanent collection from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on both days. Some of the highlights of this collection include: A Messier car from 1925, the first with an oleopneumatic suspension. Gnome & Rhône D3 motorcycle with its own gas generator from 1929. Mirage III C fighter and Alouette II helicopter: visitors can have their photos taken in these aircraft. Blériot XI airplane, powered by the first Gnome Omega engine. Demonstration of the Coléoptère vertical takeoff and landing vehicle. A Goody’s food truck will be in the parking lot all day long. Two "tourist trains" will also be available for all visitors on Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, to shuttle them between the Safran Aerospace Museum and the neighboring city of Réau, which is offering other special events. Feedback from visitors in 2013: "My son dreams of being a pilot, and he was able to sit in the Mirage cockpit." "I came with my family, and it’s great for the kids because there’s so much to do, and so many demonstrations." "It’s not the first time I’ve come, but each time you learn something new. We’ll be back!" 1 Lorraine-Dietrich, created in 1871, built automobiles, railway rolling stock, heavy equipment and aircraft engines. It was taken over by Gnome et Rhône in 1941. A Lorraine-Dietrich engine will soon be part of the Museum’s permanent collection. **** The Safran Air & Space Museum offers a unique collection of more than 100 airplane, helicopter and rocket engines. Most of the pieces on display were restored by the Association of Friends of the Safran Museum (for aircraft engines) and by former employees of the Société Européenne de Propulsion (SEP, now part of the Safran group), for rocket engines. Reflecting the long history of the Safran group, these powerplants tell the story of our conquest of air and space. The Museum offers visitors dynamic, interactive exhibitions, with audiovisual systems providing an entertaining, informative complement to the historic objects on display. In addition to these legendary engines, the Safran Museum also presents a selection of the aircraft equipment manufactured by the Group, including landing gear and braking systems, and some of the prestigious products made by predecessor companies, from luxury cars, to motorcycles, to pressure cookers. Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 66,300 employees and generated sales of 14.7 billion euros in 2013*. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.8 billion Euros in 2013. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index. * Sales in 2013 restated for the impacts of IFRS11 amounted to 14.4 billion euros. For more information, www.safran-group.com  / Follow @SAFRAN on Twitter
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    08.29.2014 | Download as PDF | Morpho acquires Dictao

    Paris, August 29, 2014 Morpho (Safran) today finalized the acquisition of Dictao, the leading publisher of software solutions for security and digital trust. Based in France, Dictao has 100 employees and offers innovative solutions for strong authentication, secure online transactions and secure archiving, for both public and private sector customers worldwide. The acquisition of Dictao reflects Morpho’s development strategy and confirms its leadership in the security market. The two companies’ digital identity businesses are highly complementary, from ID document management to use. Morpho will now be able to offer an even more extensive range of highly secure solutions to both governments and private sector companies (banks, insurance firms, manufacturers, etc.). These synergies will also foster excellent growth potential, especially in international markets because of Morpho’s global presence. "Dictao is a trusted partner, working with us for many years as a supplier of digital security products for large-scale ID programs," said Philippe Petitcolin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. "This acquisition clearly reflects our commitment to covering all aspects of digital identity, allowing us to guarantee more secure and convenient authentication for all online transactions." Jacques Pantin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dictao, added: "By joining Morpho we will amplify the technical excellence and innovative mindset that have driven our success for more than a decade. We now have the resources needed to support our international development strategy. The highly complementary nature of our businesses will enable us to offer customers complete, integrated security and authentication solutions, tailored to the needs of the new digital economy." **** About Morpho Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho’s unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho’s solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world. For more information : www.morpho.com - www.safran-group.com Follow @MORPHO_NEWS on Twitter About Dictao Dictao is the leading publisher of software solutions for security and digital trust. Our software platform guarantees the security of digital transactions, and gives users confidence thanks to reliable proof.  The platform provides three core functions: strong authentication of users, transaction security (digital signature), and data integrity (digital vault and traceability). Dictao is the only software editor whose product range is tailored to meet high performance levels, is proven in diverse contexts and is certified at the EAL3+ level of the international Common Criteria standards by the FNISA (French Networks and Information Security Agency). For further information : www.dictao.com
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    08.26.2014 | Download as PDF | Morpho presents world’s fastest contactless fingerprint scanner at Global Identity Summit

    Paris, August 26, 2014 Morpho (Safran) today announced the commercial launch of Finger On the Fly®, the world’s fastest contactless four finger scanner. Using advanced imaging technology, this innovation simultaneously captures four fingerprints from a single wave of the hand. Finger On the Fly® will be on display at the 2014 Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida from September 16-18 (booth #301). Finger on the Fly® simultaneously delivers high security through multi finger matching, and extremely fast touchless convenience. Delivering high-resolution fingerprint capture in less than one second, Finger On the Fly® is also the market’s fastest contactless biometric device. Finger on the Fly® ensures that markets and industries which necessitate truly touchless operation can now also benefit from the world’s leading fingerprint technology from Morpho. Finger On the Fly® is ideally suited for applications such as border control at airports, access control at sensitive and high traffic sites, flow management and a wide range of other situations where high speed enrollment and matching, as well as convenience and security are a priority. “We are excited to revolutionize the fingerprint identification solutions market with this new product. Our teams have worked tirelessly to this end and we are truly proud of this achievement,” stated Thomas Chenevier, Director of Products and Innovation at Morpho. “As a world leader, Morpho is committed to continually innovate and advance biometric technologies.” **** About Morpho Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho’s unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho’s solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world. For more information : www.morpho.com - www.safran-group.com Follow @MORPHO_NEWS on Twitter
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