Safran is providing comfort and the latest technology for Corsair’s new aircraft being supplied by industry leading lessor Avolon
Hamburg, Germany April 2, 2019
Corsair, Avolon and Safran announce an agreement to provide the latest technology Safran Interior solutions for Corsair’s three new Airbus A330neos on lease from industry leader Avolon. Safran is providing a full suite including the latest in comfort Z400 tourist class seats combined with the lightweight RAVE inflight entertainment system embedded with amenities such as personal displays and power plugs at every seat. Additional Safran solutions include crew amenities such as lower deck crew rests and the ability to deliver top cabin service and cuisine with the latest galleys outfitted with best in class ovens.
“We look forward to launching our new service for our passengers with a modern, efficient and comfortable cabin from Safran”, said Pascal de Izaguirre, CEO of Corsair. The airline will take delivery of the first of three A330-900 aircraft from Avolon in late 2020. Corsair is standardizing on the A330 in order to be able to offer consistent and excellent service to meet the expectations of their over 1.2 million customers.
“It’s our pleasure to work with Safran to provide Corsair with integrated solutions on the A330neo that will serve as the basis of their new fleet expansion”, said Enda Swan, Head of new aircraft deliveries & engineering support – Avolon.
Safran Seats CEO, Vincent Mascré said, “Safran Seats is honored to provide Corsair our Z400, a lightweight seat with industry leading comfort for the tourist class passengers. In addition, the best in class Z535 premium economy seat meets the Corsair customer expectation of a well-appointed cabin.”
“We are pleased to support Avolon and Corsair with interior solutions for their new A330 Aircraft. Cabin crew will benefit from our ergonomic galleys with ovens that support premium menu service, and enjoy the comfort of our lower deck crew rests, said Norman Jordan, Safran Cabin CEO.
Norman Jordan, CEO - Safran Cabin, Vincent Mascré, CEO - Safran Seats, Tony Kennedy, Senior VP Airbus Programs - Avolon, Enea Fracassi, Fleet director - Corsair, Enda Swan, Head of new aircraft deliveries & engineering support – Avolon, Stefano Sciotti, Head of procurement - Corsair celebrate the new Corsair A330neo aircraft.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. 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 around 1.4 billion euros in 2017. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Including Zodiac Aerospace, acquired by Safran in February 2018, the Group has over 91,000 employees and would have around €21 billion in adjusted revenues (pro forma 2016).
Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.