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Safran Customer Day China Eastern session was held with success

Safran Customer Day China Eastern session

Safran Customer Day China Eastern session was held in Shanghai on April 28th with more than 60 participants from both China Eastern and 14 Safran companies and joint ventures in China. Leading by Li Zhiyong, Chief Engineer and General Manager of Maintenance and Engineering Department of China Eastern Airlines, multiple directors from China Eastern group attended the event and conducted warm exchanges with Safran team.

Li Zhiyong highly appreciated the event and said :“We are very proud that China Eastern is the only operator in the world with fleet equipped with the entire LEAP engine family (LEAP-1A, 1B and 1C). Safran Customer Day is a great opportunity for both sides to enhance our exchanges. Let's cherish this opportunity to honor our partnership, and more importantly, join hands to embrace the future.”

Rémi Paul, CEO and Country General Delegate – Safran China, recalled Safran’s legacy with China Eastern during the event. He said:“Safran's relation with China Eastern date back to 1985, when the first Boeing 737 aircraft equipped with CFM56 engines was delivered to CAAC and operated by Yunnan Airlines (China Eastern) and Southwest Airlines (Air China). Today, 70% to 80% of China Eastern aircraft is equipped with CFM56 or LEAP engines. Safran companies were also deeply involved in the ARJ21 and C919 programs and the first C919 aircraft was delivered to China Eastern. Moreover, in 2016, Safran Landing Systems and China Eastern established a landing gear MRO joint venture, Xi'an CEA Safran Landing Systems Services Co., Ltd(XIESA)in Xi'an.”

Having received approvals from CAAC and EASA to repair and overhaul Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 landing gears, XIESA is now ready to offer a fast, responsive, reliable and cost-effective MRO support for Asian airlines and beyond, both on Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.

Business representatives of Safran companies in China also presented to China Eastern customers their businesses, products, and services in the areas of passenger in-flight entertainment systems, cabins, aircraft seats, aerosystems, aircraft engines, engine test cells, nacelles, landing systems, avionics, electrical systems, etc. In the afternoon, all the participants were divided into smaller groups for more in-depth discussions and exchanges.

Following the successful hosting of this One Safran business event in 2021 and 2022, Safran Customer Day opened this year with China Eastern session, demonstrating once again the determination and commitment of all Safran teams in China to provide the most timely, reliable, and high-quality support and services to airline customers in China.