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    09.10.2014 | Download as PDF | Laying the first stone of the Safran site in Toulouse

    Toulouse, September 10 2014 Marc Ventre, Safran’s Chief Operating Officer in charge of Operations, Christian de Gournay, President of the Supervisory Board of Altarea Cogedim and Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the architect of the operation, were pleased today to welcome, in the first eco-neighbourhood of Greater Toulouse, Martin Malvy, President of the Regional Council of Midi-Pyrénées, Bernard Keller, Member of General Council and Mayor of Blagnac, and Alain Di Crescenzo, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Toulouse, to lay the first stone of the future Safran building, which is due to be completed at the end of 2015. The Safran Toulouse site will bring together 1400 colleagues within a unique 25,000 m2 building at the heart of the Andromède business park, right next to Toulouse-Blagnac international airport. It will also bring together the Safran regional office and the Group’s shared services centres (salaries, purchases), Labinal Power Systems (headquarters and services activities), Safran Engineering Services, Labinal Services, 3 branches of other Group companies (Sagem, Snecma, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty) based in the region, as well as dedicated research laboratories, particularly focusing on more electric aircraft. Promoting lateral collaboration and quality of living The future Safran site buildings were designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte as a hub to promote lateral collaboration between all the Group entities based there. The site will be composed of 3 separate office buildings, linked by shared core services including canteens, meeting and relaxation areas, exhibition venues and outside spaces. All buildings will be linked to an underground car park, allowing colleagues to access offices directly. Environmentally ambitious, the Safran site will be certified to HQE® NF-Bâtiments tertiaires (French environmental standards for office buildings). The design of the buildings, aligned along a north/south axis and 12 metres thick, will allow daylight into all work areas, lighting them naturally. Marc Ventre, Safran’s Chief Operating Officer, says: “With this new site, Safran, the second-largest aeronautics employer in the region with 3,200 colleagues, will get the visibility it deserves in the region. The building’s sober and elegant architecture will ensure colleagues’ optimum comfort, will provide very high levels of environmental performance, and will respond to accessibility and quality of living requirements.” Christian de Gournay, President of the Supervisory Board of Altarea Cogedim, adds: "We are very proud to have been chosen to carry out this project for Safran. It is a testament to our expertise in designing tailor-made headquarters and to the interest our partners have in us, as Crédit Agricole Assurances who recently decided to acquire the site." Some figures on the Safran site: 25,000 m2 of offices over 5 floors  1400 colleagues 1100 car park spaces 1 shared services platform provisional programme handover date: end of 2015 **** Safran is a high-technology international group and a first-tier component supplier to the aeronautical and space (propulsion, equipment), defence and security sectors. Established on all continents, the Group employs 66,300 people for a turnover of €14.7 billion in 2013*. Safran is composed of several companies which, both alone and in partnerships, are international and European leaders at the forefront of their respective markets. To respond to changing markets, the Group carries out research and development programmes, spending €1.8 billion in 2013. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC 40 index. *2013 turnover, adjusted for IFRS11 impacts, was €14.4 billion. For more information,  / Follow @SAFRAN on Twitter Altarea Cogedim is a leading property player. A commercial property agent and developer, Altarea Cogedim is present on the three main property markets: retail, housing and office. It has the expertise to design, develop, market and manage bespoke property products in each of these areas. With a presence in France, Spain and Italy, Altarea Cogedim runs a €4bn portfolio of shopping centres and is one of the leaders in e-commerce in France thanks to its subsidiary Rue du Commerce. Listed on Segment A of Euronext Paris, Altarea has a market capitalisation of €1.7 billion on 30 June 2014.  / @altareacogedim
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    09.09.2014 | French aerospace industry supports its engineering school!

    The French aerospace industry is mobilizing to support the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE), the country’s leading aeronautical engineering school. Several leading aerospace companies met in Toulouse on September 5 to express their support for ISAE. Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran, and a graduate of ISAE’s predecessor, Sup’Aéro, took part in this operation.

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    09.09.2014 | Download as PDF | Ryanair to Purchase 200 CFM LEAP-1B Engines at a value of more than $2.6B

    Expands CFM-powered fleet to more than 1,000 engines NEW YORK, New York — 8 September 2014 – Ryanair today announced its commitment to purchase 200 LEAP-1B engines to power 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200. Boeing formally launched the airplane, a variant of the MAX 8 that can accommodate up to 200 passengers, today with this order. Once finalized, the firm engine order is valued at more than $2.6 billion U.S. at list price. Ryanair also has options to purchase an additional 100 LEAP-1B-powered 737 MAX 200 airplanes. "The CFM-powered Boeing 737 has always been a winning combination," said Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair. "The reliability of the CFM56 engines already in our fleet has helped us sustain profitable growth in the past. We look to this new LEAP engine to do even better." "The LEAP-1B-powered MAX 200 is going to be a great engine/airplane combination and we believe it will bring tremendous value to our customers," said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM International. "The major improvement in fuel efficiency, coupled with CFM’s legendary reliability, will fit seamlessly into Ryanair’s very successful business model and should prove to be a real asset to their operations." "Ryanair is one of our oldest customers, as well as one of our biggest," said Gael Meheust, vice president of sales for CFM parent company Snecma (Safran). "We are really looking forward to working closely with the Ryanair team to introduce this new engine into its fleet." Ryanair first became a CFM customer in 1998 with an order for 28 CFM56-7-powered 737s and today operates a fleet of more than 300 Next-Generation 737-800s, representing the largest fleet of CFM-powered Boeing airplanes and the largest CFM56-7B-powered Boeing Next-Generation 737 fleet in Europe. Today’s order will expand the airline’s CFM engines fleet to more than 1,000. The airline operates more than 1,600 flights daily from 68 bases connecting 186 destinations in 30 countries. The LEAP-1B engines powering Ryanair’s 737 MAX 200 aircraft represent the new state-of-the-art in engine technology. The foundation of the LEAP engine is heavily rooted in advanced aerodynamics, environmental, and materials technology development programs. It will provide double-digit improvements in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to today’s best CFM engine, along with dramatic reductions in engine noise and emissions. All this technology brings with it CFM’s legendary reliability and low maintenance costs. The first full LEAP-1B engine began ground testing in July 2014, three days ahead of schedule, as part of the most extensive ground and flight test certification program in CFM’s history. The total program, which encompasses all three LEAP engine variants, includes 28 ground and CFM flight test engines, along with a total of 32 flight test engines for Boeing, as well as Airbus and COMAC. Over the next three years, these engines will accumulate approximately 40,000 engine cycles leading up to entry into service. By the time this engine enters service, CFM will have simulated more than 15 years of airline service with 60 different engine builds. CFM has been the sole engine supplier for all Boeing 737 aircraft models since 1981. In 2011, Boeing selected the LEAP-1B as the sole powerplant for its new 737 MAX. To date, a total of 4,478 LEAP-1B engines have been ordered to date to power 2,239 the MAX aircraft family.
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