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Safran’s industrial role in Kentucky takes the spotlight at Aviation/Aerospace Day


February 24, 2017

Safran Landing Systems’ contributions to the state of Kentucky’s industrial capabilities were highlighted during the Kentucky Aviation Association’s first Aviation/Aerospace Day, held this week in the capital city, Frankfort.

The event provided Safran Landing Systems an opportunity to detail the activity at its wheels and carbon brakes facility in Walton, Kentucky, where carbon brake production and refurbishment is performed for such North American carriers as Delta Air Lines, Air Canada and Spirit Airlines, with the company's products also used on military aircraft.

Nearly 20 organizations participated in the Aviation/Aerospace Day, with the goal of providing state legislators an opportunity to interact with Kentucky's aerospace suppliers, secondary- and university-level aviation educational providers, as well as key airports and service providers.

Speaking to event attendees in the Capitol building’s rotunda, Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton outlined the importance of aerospace and aviation to Kentucky – accounting for nearly $11 billion of the state’s exports in 2016.