Safran at the Russian National Exhibition in Paris
The Safran group, a partner to major Russian aerospace manufacturers, is showcasing several of its flagship products. On the ODK (Saturn) stand is a full-scale model of the new SaM146 engine with its nacelle. Powering the new Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet, the SaM146 is developed and built by PowerJet, a joint venture of Snecma (Safran group) and NPO Saturn, the Russian engine-maker. Also on display are two turboshaft engines made by Group company Turbomeca, the Ardiden 3 and Arrius 2G, reflecting our long-standing partnership with the Russian helicopter industry. The Sukhoi stand features the nose landing gear by Group company Messier-Dowty for the Superjet 100, along with a reduced-scale model of the SaM146 engine.
On the day of the inauguration, Jean-Paul Herteman, CEO of Safran and Chairman of French aerospace industry association Gifas, and Alexei Fedorov, Chairman of the union of Russian aerospace industries (UAI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration between the aerospace industries of the two countries, in a ceremony attended by François Fillon and Vladimir Putin. The aim of this accord is to set up a framework for partnerships and alliances between the two industry associations.