Safran showcases aerospace, defense and security expertise at the MAKS 2013 air show in Moscow

Paris, August 26, 2013

Safran has operated in Russia for more than 20 years, and will of course be participating in MAKS 2013, the 20th International Aviation & Space Salon, taking place at the Zhukovsky airport near Moscow from August 27 to September 1.

Safran will be showcasing its innovative security solutions for the first time at Russia's major air show. Visitors will be able to take a close look at biometric identification systems (Morpho-Face™-Investigate, based on facial recognition; Morpho Tatoo, for the identification of tattoos, etc.) and explosive and narcotic trace detectors (Itemiser® DX, StreetLab® Mobile, Mobile Trace®, etc.).

Safran will of course be displaying its flagship products for aerospace, including a model of the SaM146 jet engine. Produced by PowerJet, a joint venture between Snecma (Safran) and NPO Saturn of Russia, the SaM146 powers the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet. Safran's stand will feature two major assemblies manufactured at the VolgAero plant (a joint venture between Snecma and NPO Saturn) in Rybinsk, Russia: the CFM56-7B booster spool and the SaM146 turbine rear frame (TRF) – one of the main components allowing the engine to be attached to the aircraft.

Visitors will also get a close look at the Turbomeca (Safran) Arrius 2G1 turboshaft engine, a version designed the Kamov Ka-226T, a Russian helicopter with dual, counter-rotating rotors.

Microturbo's (Safran) e-APU auxiliary power unit will be on display for the first time at this air show. This innovative new APU is designed to meet the growing electrical power requirements of new-generation airplanes and helicopters, while also meeting the latest reliability and environmental standards.

Visitors to the Safran stand will also see a number of innovative defense products, including the LINS 100RS inertial navigation system, produced by RS Alliance, a joint venture between Sagem (Safran) and Russian companies ITT (Inertial Technologies of Technokomplex) and Rosoboronexport. This high-performance navigation system calls on latest-generation laser gyros.

Spanning over 100 square meters, the Safran stand (A2) is in Hall F3, alongside the CFM International stand (CFM is a 50/50 joint company of Snecma and GE).

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Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 62,500 employees and generated sales of 13.6 billion euros in 2012. 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 1.6 billion Euros in 2012. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.
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