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Safran’s support of the AAAA Scholarship Foundation underscores the Group’s commitment to U.S. military families


May 3, 2016

Safran’s U.S. companies were among those recognized last week for their contributions to the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Scholarship Foundation during the organization’s Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

Labinal Power Systems, Turbomeca USA and Safran USA were acknowledged for their $7,500 contribution to the AAAA Scholarship Foundation, which provides educational grants and financial aid to the families of U.S. Army pilots.

Safran representatives attended a luncheon for AAAA Scholarship Foundation donors, where the Group’s contribution was handed over to the scholarship's Board of Governors.

Another key highlight of this AAAA-sponsored gathering was Turbomeca’s exhibit of the Arriel 1E2 helicopter engine on Safran's booth. Assembled in Grand Prairie, Texas, the Arriel engine powers the U.S. Army’s UH-72A Lakota helicopter. Turbomeca has delivered over 800 engines to the Army, totaling more than 700,000 flight hours.

The Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit – held April 28-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta – is a networking event for the Army aviation community to focus on solutions for warfighters. More than 7,000 attendees representing 44 countries were at the event.

This year’s guest speakers included: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal; Brigadier General E.J. Sinclair, Ret., AAAA President; General David G. Perkins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; Major General William K. Gayler, Commanding General U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and Fort Rucker; and Steffanie Easter, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.