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French Ambassador in the Russian Federation visited Safran partner NPO Saturn

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On February 15, 2015 Jean-Maurice Ripert, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to the Russian Federation visited VolgAero and NPO Saturn in Rybinsk during his visit to the Yaroslavl region.

Valery Krol, head of representative office of Safran in Russia, representatives of the French Embassy in the Russian Federation, and of the government of the Yaroslavl region saw the NPO Saturn museum where samples of the company products manufactured during its history are exhibited. The guests were welcomed by NPO Saturn management and visited production facilities of NPO Saturn and ZAO VolgAero, a joint venture between Saturn and Snecma (Safran). The meeting focused on the production program of SaM146 engines for Superjet-100 regional jet as an example of successful Russian-French partnership in the field of high technologies. The Rybinsk facility recently reached the milestone of the 200th commercial SaM146 engine manufactured on site

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“I am proud of this remarkable product of French-Russian cooperation - this tremendous SaM146 engine. I think that cooperation between NPO Saturn and Safran is a successful example of our decades-long joint work in the field of high technologies. It shows that we trust in the future of high technologies in Russia. Whatever the difficulties, we will continue to work together,” noted Jean-Maurice Ripert, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to the Russian Federation.

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