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Flynas selects Safran’s wheels and carbon brakes on its Airbus A320 fleet

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Farnborough International Airshow, July 19, 2022

As part of this long-term agreement, which is an extension of a partnership of more than ten years, Safran Landing Systems will supply Flynas, the Saudi air carrier and a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, with the wheels, brakes, and carbon heat sinks to equip its Airbus A320neo fleet.

Safran Landing Systems brakes designed for the Airbus A320neo family provide unequalled performance in terms of efficiency, weight, and endurance, thanks to the new SepCarb®IV carbon material and Anoxy®66 oxidation protection systems, which offer ever longer service life and greater reliability. Besides, their optimized weight contributes to the reduction of operators’ fuel consumption and therefore CO2 emissions.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in the A320 wheels and carbon brakes market, equipping more than 70% of the A320-family fleet worldwide.

Flynas recently announced that the company's Board of Directors had agreed to increase the volume of new orders for aircraft to 250 aircraft, with which Flynas aims to become the first low-cost airline in the Persian Gulf to enable the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to reach its goal of 100 million annual tourists by 2030.

Bander Almohanna, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Flynas said:As a world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems, Safran Landing Systems ensures the highest standard of safety and quality which will support us to achieve a very reliable and sustainable growth, to expand locally, internationally and to contribute to the Saudi Civil Aviation Authority's drive to reach 330 million passengers annually, linking the world to the Kingdom through more than 250 destinations.

Cédric Goubet, Chief Executive Officer of Safran Landing Systems, added:We are delighted to be selected by Flynas to equip its growing A320neo fleet with our state-of-the-art wheels and carbon brakes. This new long-term partnership perpetuates a long-standing collaboration with a major Middle East carrier. It strengthens our presence in the region as well as our position as world leader in the wheels and brakes market, in particular on the A320 family, with currently more than 5,000 airplanes equipped by Safran Landing Systems.”

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Safran is an international high-technology group operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), space and defense markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15.3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. Its expertise covers the entire lifecycle of its products, from design and manufacturing to maintenance and repair. The company has partnerships with more than 25 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, supporting more than 32,000 aircraft and making over 80,000 landings every day.

For further details: www.safran-group.com / Follow @Safran and @SafranLandingS on Twitter.

Flynas is a leading Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier with 35 aircraft, operating more than 1500 weekly flights to 35 domestic and international destinations. Since its launch in 2007, flynas has transported more than 60 million passengers, a number that has steadily grown since its establishment in 2007. Flynas offers its guests the best value for money through competitive fares, timely flights, and superior customer service, which has earned several accolades, including the Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline award from the World Travel Awards for seven consecutive years (from 2015 till 2021) as well as the prestigious Skytrax award for Middle East's Best Low-Cost Airline (from 2017 till 2021). Flynas continues to grow and invest in its product with a recent agreement with Airbus to purchase 120 new A320NEO aircraft at a list value of US$ 8.6 billion. flynas is proud to receive its 20 Airbus A320Neo aircraft and add them to its fleet.

For further details: https://www.flynas.com/en

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