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Innovation and employment, Safran’s watchwords at the 2017 Paris Air Show


Paris, June 16, 2017

Safran’s participation in the 52nd Paris Air Show spotlights industrial innovation and the Factory of the Future. A special section in the center of the Safran stand at the show (Hall 2A – 228-252). will showcase advanced technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, and 3D printing, including demonstrations.

Safran will also be displaying various flagship products that represent its different businesses, including the new-generation LEAP aircraft engine from CFM International*, the successor to the best-selling CFM56, the Silvercrest engine for large cabin and long-range business jets, the new-generation Arrano helicopter turbine engine, the Airbus A320neo nacelle, the Patroller multi-sensor tactical drone, and the electric taxiing system, which will enable aircraft to taxi at airports without using their jet engines or requiring special tractors.

Safran at the Paris Air Lab

Safran will also be present at the Paris Air Lab, a 2,000-square-meter space dedicated to industrial innovation and located in the Concorde Hall of the Le Bourget Air and Space Museum. Aerospace majors and startups alike will be showcasing their current and future innovations. At the same time, this exhibition will provide a venue for immersive experiences in virtual or augmented reality.

The Safran stand will be showing a number of innovative products, including a fuel cell, solid hydrogen storage and a turbogenerator (mockup), along with innovative technologies such as hybrid propulsion systems. Some of the many lectures and discussions concerning the industry’s future, as well as pitch sessions, will be moderated by representatives of Safran or startup partners. These events are held daily. 

Discover Safran and its many career opportunities 

Safran, which is hiring 5,000 new employees this year, including 1,600 in France, will also be on hand at the Careers Plane – Air Employment/Training Forum, a space that provides information on professions, job opportunities and training programs in the aerospace sector. Safran will be spotlighting several job categories where it is currently recruiting: fitters, machinists, software engineers and big data analysts. Candidates can discover these jobs and Safran’s business sectors through special events, conferences and meetings with Safran’s ambassadors. 

Throughout the air show, you can follow the latest news from Safran on the corporate website: www.safran-group.com, or via Twitter: @SAFRAN (#SafranBourget). 

* A 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE.

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Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of 1.7 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

 For more information : www.safran-group.com / Follow @Safran on Twitter 

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