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Safran brings its expertise in maintenance, repair and overhaul to the MRO Americas meeting in Dallas



April 5, 2016

Safran's participation in Aviation Week's MRO Americas 2016 exhibition and conference in Dallas, Texas is highlighting the Group's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions for operators of both civil and military markets, while also underscoring Safran’s presence across the U.S.

Products and services from Safran subsidiaries Aircelle, Labinal Power Systems, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Snecma and Sagem are being featured on the corporation’s booth (Hall D – Exhibit Stand #1531) at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the April 5-7 event.  They underscore Safran’s capabilities to support its full range of products for commercial and regional airliners, business jets and military aircraft.

“Safran offers a strategy based on differentiation in the very competitive MRO market by offering customers increasingly innovative services,” said Peter Lengyel, President & CEO of Safran USA, Washington D.C. Operations. “As a service provider to all the major and regional airlines, Safran is continuously looking to optimize its operations and grow its services network to best serve the U.S. market.”

Lengyel added that Safran continues to develop new innovations consistent with the growing importance of services in the Group's business, and is looking at leveraging its assets – technological know-how, data management, international reach – to increase its share of the competitive aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul market and to bring more value for Safran product users.

Products and MRO services on display at MRO Americas

Hardware exhibited at MRO Americas 2016 – along with explanations of Safran’s support for these products – included an Airbus A330/A340 auxiliary power unit and ram air turbine from Labinal Power Systems; an Airbus A320 landing gear and brakes for Boeing’s 737 NG from Messier-Bugatti-Dowty; repaired engine components from Snecma; and a range of flight control and flight monitoring systems from Sagem. 

Also on the Safran exhibit stand were representatives from Aircelle, whose Aircelle Services Americas facility in Indianapolis, Indiana provides maintenance solutions for its jet engine nacelles that are operational across North and South America.

During MRO Americas, Labinal Power Systems announced the creation of a Customer Support & Services Department to further reinforce customer relationships.  The department will handle customer support and sales for Labinal Power Systems’ products (ranging from generators and ram air turbines to fans and values), as well as those from its Technofan and Aerosource subsidiaries.

The location for this year’s MRO Americas places the annual conference and exhibition in close proximity to one of Safran’s major hubs, as Dallas is home to eight of 30 U.S. companies that cover areas from commercial aircraft and helicopter engines, electrical wiring systems, flight control and on-board equipment to jet engine for missiles and target drones, and composite materials for airliners.