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SAFRAN Group donates a CFM56-3B engine to the Civil Aviation University of China on the occasion of its 55th anniversary
Paris, August 30, 2006
A delegation from SAFRAN representing the entire SAFRAN Group, led by Jean-Lin Fournereaux, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Snecma Services, took part in the ceremony to mark the 55th anniversary of the Civil Aviation University of China (CUAC) and promote the institution, on August 26, in Tianjin.
Attending the ceremony were Wu Tongshui, President of the CAUC, Yang Yuanyuan, Minister responsible for the General Administration of the Civil Aviation of China (CAAC), Yang Guoqing, Vice-Minister of the CAAC, Dai Xianglong, the Mayor of Tianjin, as well as the chairmen of several Chinese airlines, including Air China, China Eastern, China Southern and Hainan Airlines.
During this significant ceremony the SAFRAN Group was delighted to present the CAUC with a grant of 10 000 euros, as well as a CFM56-3B demonstrator engine. These donations follow the cooperation agreement signed in September 2005 by the SAFRAN Group and the CAUC. They will enable the opening in the near future of an exhibition room dedicated to SAFRAN products, including this CFM56 -3B engine.
During the event, Sichuan Snecma Aero Engine Maintenance Co (SSAMC, a joint venture between Snecma Services and Air China) and the CAUC signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Under the terms of the MoU, SSAMC and the CAUC will organize training and seminars on SSAMC MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) techniques for CAUC students and teachers.
SAFRAN is an international high-technology group with four core businesses: aerospace propulsion, aircraft equipment, defense security, communications. It has 58,000 employees in over 30 countries, and annual revenues exceeding 10 billion euros. SAFRAN comprises a number of companies with prestigious brand names, and holds, alone or in partnership, global or European leadership positions in all of its markets.
Snecma Services (SAFRAN Group) provides a full range of aero-engine support services to operators worldwide (airlines, armed forces, lessors, VIP transport, etc.) including: engine MRO, parts repair, engineering support (fleet management, remote diagnostics), LRU support, engine maintenance on site (EMOS), technical assistance, tools, technical documentation, test cell calibration, engine leasing, flight test support, customer support, mechanics training,etc.
SSAMC (SAFRAN Group) is an equity joint venture established in July 1999 between Snecma Services France (52.67%), Air China Group (40.33%) and Willis Lease Finance Corporation (7%), SSAMC is specialized in the maintenance and repair of CFM56 engines, conducted in large workshops based on Shuangliu airport in Chengdu, in the Chinese province of Sichuan.
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