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Vladimir Putin visits the Safran stand at the MAKS-2017 Air Show


From 18 to 23 July, Safran will be participating in the 2017 edition of the MAKS international aerospace show that is taking place in Zhukovsky, near Moscow (Russia). The Group will be represented by Safran Helicopter Engines, Safran Aircraft Engines, Safran Landing Systems, Safran Electronics & Defense, Smartec and Volgaero.




The MAKS International Air and Space Show is one of the world’s largest air shows, bringing together over 500 exhibitors. This year, Safran, a leading partner of Russia’s aeronautics industry, has a 144 square meter stand in the GIFAS – France Pavilion. Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin visited the stand at the official opening, where he was welcomed by Olivier Andries, President of Safran Aircraft Engines. This provided an opportunity to evoke Russia’s contribution to the Group’s success through two symbols: Volgaero (a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and UEC Saturn) and the Smartec research department, a majority-owned subsidiary of Safran Aircraft Engines (70%), founded in 2001 in partnership with the Russian engine manufacturer UEC Saturn (30%). Mr Putin also had a chance to discover some of the Group’s flagship products on display:

Safran Aircraft Engines:  

  • The SaM146 turbojet from Powerjet, a joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and NPO Saturn, which powers the Sukhoi SuperJet 100;

Safran Electronics & Defense:

  • The new generation Euroflir 410 gyrostabilized pod that equips the Patroller, 
  • The Euroflir 350 gyrostabilized pod, 
  • An Altitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS),  
  • The APM2000 autopilot computer module,  
  • SEMA, a new generation of electromechanical actuators, 
  • The TRIM electric actuator, 
  • The ED48 WEFA wireless extension for aircraft condition monitoring systems, 
  • The Skynaute inertial navigation system, 
  • An active side stick for flying civil aircraft and helicopters, 
  • The Storm Fire Control Computer (FCC)
  • A demonstrator of the Digital Flight Report (DFR), which enables helicopter pilots to automatically generate flight reports based on avionics data.

Safran Helicopter Engines:

  • The Ardiden 3G helicopter engine, which powers Russian Helicopters’ Kamov Ka-62, was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) at the 2017 Paris Air Show in June. The Ka-62 helicopter had its official maiden flight on 25 May 2017.

To learn more

The MAKS-2017 Air Show website