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Safran participated to the 3rd COMAC International Dragon Boat Competition


Safran participated to the 3rd COMAC International Dragon Boat Competition that took place on May 26th, 2017, at COMAC SAMC site located in Zhuqiao/Pudong.

For the third year in a row, COMAC organized the International Dragon Boat Competition, which is a much awaited event for all usual participants. The event started with the National Anthem of the Peoples Republic of China, followed by the welcome speech from Mr. LIU LinZong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Deputy GM of COMAC and Chairman of the Trade Union.

This year, there were at total 20 boats participating to the race, including 5 from different COMAC western suppliers: UTAS, Honeywell, Aviage Systems, GE and Safran. Each boat was composed by 18 people paddling, plus the drummer at the bow and the helmsman at the boat’s tail. The competition was organized in two parts: first some qualifications races followed by finals for the fastest 8 boats. Safran ranked second of the western suppliers. During the race, the audience could also enjoy several performances (dances, concerts, etc.).

The Safran team was composed by 23 employees, including the back-ups, coming from different Safran companies: Safran Aircraft Engines, Safran Nacelles and Safran China (Finance, HR, Program, and Engineering departments). The event was a success representing a very good example of teamwork, strengthening the team spirit among all the participants.