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Safran Delivers 1,000th Airbus A320neo Nacelle

Safran Nacelles has marked the delivery of its 1,000th nacelle system that equips the A320neo jetliner built by Airbus to TAP Air Portugal. The delivery that occurred in June in the presence of Safran Nacelles CEO Cédric Goubet; Erik Buschmann, Airbus Senior Vice President - Propulsion System Procurement; Mário Lobato de Faria, Chief Technical Officer of TAP Air Portugal and Frank Dougherty, General Manager of Middle River Aerostructure Systems. This milestone underscores the company’s important Tier 1 supplier role in the fastest production ramp-up ever for a civil aircraft. Safran Nacelles has complete responsibility for the design and integration of nacelles on A320neo jetliners powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. In accelerating the nacelle output to meet Airbus’ production rate for the twin-engine A320neo, Safran Nacelles utilized its full nacelle system expertise – from conception to manufacturing and delivery, applying Lean Sigma methods, automation and…

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Davenport to Head FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that David Davenport will now lead the company as President & CEO. He most recently served as Co-CEO and President, Commercial. Ray Johns, who previously se...

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