Added Grand Prairie to the Saffron Repair Network

Source: Announcement by Saffron

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Safran Landing Systems will inaugurate its new Grand Prairie wheel and brake repair facility on September 15, 2021 in the presence of Cédric Goubet, Chief Executive Officer, and Nicolas Potier, Executive Vice President Wheels and Brakes.

The new repair facility received its FAA certification on August 12, 2021 and is fully operational to provide wheel and carbon brake maintenance and logistics services to Safran’s airline customers, as well as the United States Air Force and United States Navy military platforms .

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“The opening of the Dallas store is an important milestone in Safran Landing Systems’ long-term commitment to strengthen our wheel and brake repair network in the United States to accommodate the rapid growth of our offering of integrated OEM and MRO packages,” said Goubet.

The five strategically located repair stations (Milwaukee, Miami, Bethlehem, Penn., Las Vegas and Grand Prairie), staffed by 200 highly trained specialists, total 150,000 square feet. They work in full cooperation with the company’s manufacturing facility in Walton, Kentucky, where wheels, brakes and carbon heatsinks are manufactured.

“This expansion allows us to better serve our airline partners as part of the post-COVID traffic recovery and sharp surge in activity the industry is experiencing,” added Mike Buckley, President of Safran Wheel and Brake Repair and Services. “In addition to the logistical advantages offered by this network, our facilities have also enhanced their turnkey solutions such as machining and metal enhancement capabilities to increase efficiencies, add value to our customers’ supply chains and enable them to move towards it focus on their core business.”

About Saffron:

Safran is an international high-technology group active in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence with more than 58,000 employees and a turnover of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. The company is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. With Zodiac Aerospace, which was acquired by Safran in February 2018, the group now employs over 91,000 people and will have adjusted annual sales estimated at €21 billion generate euros (pro forma figures from 2016).

The company has partnerships with 30 aircraft manufacturers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport and supports 27,000 aircraft making more than 60,000 landings daily.

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