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Safran signs a NacelleLife™ services agreement with TARMAC Aerosave for Airbus fleet maintenance across its sites


Amsterdam, MRO Europe, Ocotber 18, 2023 - Safran Nacelles has signed a five-year agreement with TARMAC Aerosave to deliver support for nacelles on aircraft undergoing maintenance on TARMAC Aerosave sites in France (Toulouse and Tarbes) and Spain (Teruel). TARMAC Aerosave offers innovative solutions in aircraft & engine storage, transition, maintenance and recycling.
Signature of the NacelleLife™ services agreement between Safran Nacelles and Tarmac Aerosave by Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services and Alexandre Brun, President of TARMAC Aerosave
Signature of the NacelleLife™ services agreement between Safran Nacelles and Tarmac Aerosave by Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services and Alexandre Brun, President of TARMAC Aerosave.

The nacelle specialist will deliver its OEM1 expertise to TARMAC Aerosave to support its maintenance services to aircraft operators and airframers on Airbus A380, A330ceo, A330neo and A320neo powered by CFM International2 LEAP-1A turbofan engines.

TARMAC Aerosave will have access to spare parts and large nacelle components (air inlet, fan cowls, thrust reversers and exhaust systems). The company will receive engineering services for repair solutions alongside MRO3 services on the Safran Nacelles site in Pont Audemer, France, or directly on wing at TARMAC Aerosave locations.

For its part, TARMAC Aerosave brings its expertise in the end-of-life management of aircraft parts. This close cooperation with Safran Nacelles will enable easier identification and optimized recycling of materials, thereby contributing to the eco-design process of future nacelles.

Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services, commented: "I am pleased with this new opportunity to work with TARMAC Aerosave. This company is committed to both maintaining aircraft in operation and to recycling their components. We are proud to contribute to this movement by bringing our full expertise in nacelles."

Alexandre Brun, President of TARMAC Aerosave noted: "By working together with Safran Nacelles, we are sure of delivering the highest quality of maintenance services on the nacelles of our customers. What is more, the proximity of our sites will enable swift and cost-effective services." Safran Nacelles’ repair services and spares resources are part of the company’s NacelleLife™ support program, which ensures responsive, cost effective and high-quality services that keep airliners in operational condition while minimizing costs.

(1) OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer.
(2) CFM International is a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE Aerospace.
(3) MRO: Maintenance Repair and Overhaul.

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space 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 83 000 employees and sales of 19.0 billion euros in 2022, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.
Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Nacelles designs, integrates and provides support and after-sales service for aircraft nacelles. The company is a global leader in the market for commercial aircraft with more than 100 seats, business aircraft and regional aircraft. At the cutting edge of technology, Safran Nacelles offers nacelles that are ever more integrated with the engine, aerodynamic, lightweight with advanced acoustic treatments to contribute to the reduction of CO2 and noise emissions from aircraft.

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About TARMAC Aerosave:
Set up in 2007 in Tarbes (France), in 2013 in Teruel (Spain) and in 2017 in Toulouse-Francazal (France), TARMAC Aerosave offers the largest aircraft and engine storage capacity in Europe, backed by expertise in maintenance, transition and recycling. The three sites can accommodate more than 280 aircraft, and the maintenance activity covers the main commercial platforms (Airbus, Boeing, ATR). A dedicated engine workshop also handles the storage, transition, dismantling and maintenance of CFM56 and LEAP engines. TARMAC Aerosave continues to develop advanced dismantling and recycling techniques, recognised by ISO 14001 certification, and achieves a recovery rate of over 90%. TARMAC Aerosave also holds ISO 9001, EN 9110 and EN 9120 certifications, as well as EASA/FAA Part 145 and EASA Part 147 approvals. With a strong shareholder base (Airbus, Safran Aircraft Engines, Suez), TARMAC Aerosave has received over 1,485 aircraft to date, re-delivered 1,052 and dismantled 370 aircraft and 205 engines.

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