Pierre Gérard named SLCA President

Le Havre, May 7, 2010

With effect on May 1, 2010, Pierre Gérard has been named President of SLCA*, a subsidiary of Aircelle, Safran group, replacing Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, who is leaving the group.

Pierre Gérard joined the Snecma Group in 1983 and held a number of jobs in the Snecma Engineering department.

Starting in 1990, he coordinated integration activities for the M88 engine as Deputy Project Manager.

In 1999, he joined the Program department of Snecma Control System, and then in 2002 he was named Snecma & GE Programs Director for Hispano-Suiza.

In early 2006, Pierre Gérard was appointed President of Hispano-Suiza Canada Inc, a position he held for three years. Since his return to France in mid-2009, he has headed the Customer Support department in the Avionics division of Sagem Defense & Security.

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About Aircelle (www.aircelle.com)
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.

About SLCA (*Société Lorraine de Construction Aéronautique)
SLCA is an important player on the European aerostructures market. As a subsidiary of Aircelle (Safran Group), SLCA is specialised in project management, design and manufacture of complex assemblies made from composite materials. The company's headquarters is located in Florange (Moselle, France) where its manufacturing plant employs nearly 160 persons for production, quality, industrialization and finance. The company's management team, Engineering, Sales and Purchasing are located at the Plaisir site (west Paris suburbs).

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