Emirates signs deals with Safran worth a combined $1.2 billion

Emirates, The world’s largest international airline, today announced a series of contracts awarded to Safran, with a combined value of more than $1.2 billion. This includes a $1 billion deal* for the latest generation of Safran seats for Emirates’ new fleet of Airbus A350s, Boeing 777X-9s and existing Boeing 777-300 aircraft.

The agreement includes Business, Premium Economy and Economy class seats for the Emirates Airbus A350, and Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class seats for the Boeing 777X-9. The new seats will offer a host of enhancements that set a new standard for comfort, privacy and convenience, including generous space and a bolder list of luxury features, elegant interior finishes and next-level technology in every cabin class.

The deal also represents a significant export order for a French company and forms part of Emirates’ ongoing investment in France and Europe.

Sir Tim Clark, Chairman of Emirates Airline saying:

“Safran is a key partner for Emirates and we are working closely to reimagine and enhance our future cabins with intelligent design and the latest technologies. These have been decisive factors in our selection of custom seat types for Emirates. “Today’s announcement is significant not only because it cements the partnership between Emirates and Safran, but also because it supports aviation manufacturing and the broader value chain in France and across Europe.”

“Safran is very proud of our long-standing strategic alliance with Emirates.”

saying Olivier Andriès, CEO of Safran.

“The continuation of our 30-year partnership underscores Safran’s commitment to innovative solutions for aircraft interiors, critical equipment and services to ensure the best possible passenger experience. Today’s agreements lay the foundation for Safran’s continued growth alongside our client, a global market leader. “More than ever, we look to the future.”

In addition to the seats, Safran Cabin will provide Emirates’ A350 fleet with galley sets in line with the airline’s high standards for quality and design. The galleys for both Emirates’ A350 and B777-9 fleet will be equipped with GEMini and the new high-end NUVO galley inserts with advanced features, efficiency and technology.

Safran landing systems will supply high-performance wheels and carbon brakes for Emirates’ A350 fleet. These brakes offer significant weight savings and feature a unique design that provides better cooling for shorter response times (TAT) and greater fleet availability.

Safran Passenger Innovations will provide its RAVE AeroConnect Ka solution to Emirates, enabling connectivity between multiple providers and frequencies. This end-to-end solution will disrupt the status quo of inflight connectivity by offering Emirates unparalleled flexibility in entertainment and choice of providers. 50 Airbus A350, 60 Airbus A380 and 50 Boeing 777X-9 will be equipped with Safran’s agnostic satcom connectivity solution.

Modernization support

As well as providing equipment for Emirates’ new fleet, Safran is also working closely with the airline on its current modernization programme, which includes providing new seats for the Boeing 777 and Airbus A380.

Maintenance, repair and overhaul contracts

Safran landing systems will provide exclusive services to Emirates for the overhaul of the front landing gear of the A380 fleet. Safran Landing Systems’ extensive network, which includes facilities in Singapore and France, will provide Emirates with the expertise, capabilities and tailored support services covering the lifecycle of the A380 landing systems.

Besides, Emirates has signed a 10-year service agreement with Safran Aerosystems which covers the repair and maintenance of the Boeing 777 cabin and safety systems components. Safran Aerosystems’ Middle East facility is located near Al-Maktoum Airport in Dubai and will provide maintenance services that will further improve the Emirates operational efficiency.

News source: Dubai Press Office

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