François Tarel, Aircelle Executive Vice President

Le Havre, March 8, 2010

Effective today, François Tarel has been named Executive Vice President of Aircelle, Safran Group.

François Tarel, 46 years old, is an engineering graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France). He joined the Safran group in 1991 with Hispano-Suiza, as Manufacturing Engineering and Investment Manager and then as Manufacturing Manager.

In 1997, François took responsibility for the Power Transmission production unit.

In 2000, he became Wheels and Brakes Programme Manager for Messier-Bugatti. In 2003, François was appointed Vice President for the Wheels and Brakes Business Team.

In January 2009, he was named to lead the Safran group's Modernisation project for the Human Resources, Finance, Information Systems and Purchasing functions.

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About Aircelle
Aircelle is one of the leading players in the worldwide nacelle market for aircraft engines. A subsidiary of the Safran group, it employs nearly 3,000 people on seven sites in France, the United Kingdom, and Morocco. Aircelle is the only nacelle manufacturer in the world present on all the market segments, from regional and business aircraft to the largest airliners, including the Airbus A380. Aircelle also is developing the worldwide customer support and service activity for nacelles and their components.

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