Safran creates new MRO Center of Excellence

Safran Nacelles has strengthened its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) expertise with the creation of an MRO Center of Excellence at the company´s Pont-Audemer facility in France´s Normandy region, the company said.

The MRO Center of Excellence´s expertise covers complete engine nacelle systems, including complex structural repairs, line replaceable units (LRUs), engine subassemblies, outlet guide vanes (OGV) and on-site support.

Jean-Hugues Cousin has been named as Managing Director of the MRO center.

Safran is a supplier of aircraft engine nacelles, with more than 17,000 in service, logging over 100,000 flight-hours per day. It supplies nacelles and components for all segments of the aviation market, from business and regional jets to mainline commercial jets.

Safran Nacelles is an international high-technology group with three core businesses: aerospace (propulsion and equipment), defence and security. Operating worldwide, the group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of EUR 17.4bn in 2015.