Safran Engineering Services announces academic collaboration with PES University. (English only)

Bengaluru, November 27th 2014

Safran Engineering Services India (SESI), a subsidiary of Safran, announces academic collaboration with People's Education Society University (PESU) for 3 years (2014 – 2017). The engagement, driven by SESI through Crucible of Research and Innovation (CORI) Centre of PESU will entail series of projects for PESU students and academic lectures for practicing engineers in SESI. The collaboration will initially cater to the fields of electrical, mechanical and systems engineering.

In addition to experience in analysis of aircraft structures, mechanical systems, aerodynamics, propulsion systems for small aircraft and electrical control systems, the CORI team will contribute with its expertise and research capabilities in the areas of electrical systems, which is in line with Safran's focus on more-electric-aircraft.

This collaboration will enable SESI & PESU to prepare enthusiastic engineers for tomorrow's aerospace challenges. It also bolsters SES's strategy of strengthening the solutions providing approach by developing competencies on state of the art technologies

Quote from SES

Mr. Bruno BERNARD, CEO of SES says "What I saw is a really fascinating mindset of collaborative innovation fostered by a multi-disciplinary group of professors having industrial experience and managing their projects like true entrepreneurs".

Mr. Helge BRUENGER, Head of Eurasia Operations of SES says "This collaboration is a great opportunity for us to work in a very innovative environment with young people from different disciplines. The projects presented were a good testimony of the efficiency of inter-disciplinary and creative teams".

Quote from PES Dr.K.N.B.Murthy, Vice Chancellor of PESU says ‘'We are proud to associate with SESI, an engineering services arm of Safran, a global aerospace conglomerate head quartered in France. This long term relationship gives PESU a great opportunity for its fraternity to collaborate on advanced engineering and research areas with SESI''.

Prof.D. Jawahar, Pro Chancellor of PES University expressed his happiness in the engagement with SESI of SAFRAN and stated that this would propel research by providing real-world context in complex domain of aerospace engineering for both faculty and students.

Safran in India 
Safran has been operating in India for over 60 years. The Group employs more than 2,600 highly skilled employees in the country with an average annual workforce growth of 30 per cent in the last decade. Safran operates in India across its 3 core businesses : delivering effective expertise to the country's growing aerospace industry, along with leading edge navigation and optronics equipment for the defense sector, and biometrics solution for the security market. Over the decades of association, Safran's activities have evolved to include strong local partnerships with Indian military aviation industry based on joint developments, production and support licenses for airplane, helicopter (including the Shakti engine for the Dhruv Helicopter) and rocket engines, landing gear, navigation systems, as well as the associated support services. 
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About Safran 
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.

About Safran Engineering Services (SES) Safran Engineering Services (SES), a subsidiary of Labinal Power Systems and part of the Safran Group, offers innovative high technology engineering solutions for Aerospace, Ground Transportation and Energy Industries. A preferred supplier for Aerospace Operators and OEMs (within and outside the group), SES has over 28 years of experience in the engineering industry and has close to 4000 engineers and technicians working out of multiple business units in 10 countries.

Safran Engineering Services India (SESI), based in Bangalore is the largest offshore Engineering Center for Safran Group and is the second largest entity of SES outside France. With more than 12 years presence, SESI is one of the early entrants in Engineering Services industry of India and is an integral part of Safran's growth strategy for emerging markets. Today, SESI has nearly 700 engineers working on high technology "real world" projects and has built up significant competencies, capabilities and capacity in many domains and technologies. SESI also contributes to Aerospace R&T activities in India by supporting the R&T activities of Safran Group in India.

About PESU PES University, founded by the People's Education Society (PES was established in 1972 in Bengaluru), is focused on four main educational areas : Engineering, Medicine, Management and Life Sciences. The university offers Bachelors, Masters and PhD Programmes. PES-CORI is a unique Research and Innovation center catering to multi-disciplinary engineering and research, supporting various R&D organizations of industries, DRDO, ISRO and other institutions of repute.

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