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Fokker signs deal for 60 Million US$ for engine wiring with Snecma (Safran)

03/13/2014 | by Fokker from press release

Hoogerheide, the Netherlands. The contract is placed in the frame of the Smart Vest Industrial participation program. Fokker Elmo, part of Fokker Technologies, has signed a contract with Snecma (Safran) valued at 60 Million US$ for the delivery of Engine Build-up Units (EBU) electrical harnesses for the LEAP engine, a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE.

The LEAP engine was selected by Airbus for its A320 Neo, by Boeing as the exclusive power plant on the 737 MAX and COMAC for the C919 aircraft models.

To date, several thousands of orders have been placed for LEAP engines. For Fokker Elmo the production activities will be related to several LEAP engine variants and work will start immediately in Hoogerheide, the Netherlands, in close collaboration with Snecma.

Fokker Elmo President Mr. Tim Hayter stated: “This contract is the result of Safran’s strong involvement in the Smart Vest program which opened doors for Fokker allowing us to demonstrate Fokker’s high level of specialization in electrical wiring and interconnection systems for aircraft and aircraft engines. We are delighted to welcome Snecma as a customer and we are proud to contribute to the advanced and prestigious LEAP propulsion program. This significant contract will promote further cooperation between Fokker Technologies and the Safran Group”.

Snecma Purchasing Director Mr Etienne Galan stated: ‘Safran here shows its willingness to enhance cooperation with the The Netherlands and in particular Dutch industry, supporting its subsidiary Sagem to realize industrial participation in the Smart Vest Program. We are very pleased to bring on board Fokker and look forward to explore further opportunities in other area’s working with Fokker Technologies and the Dutch industry. This 60 Million US$ contract is leading the Safran drive to further strengthen the industrial cooperation with the Dutch industry in general and for the advanced soldier modernization system Smart Vest in particular”.

About Safran/ Snecma
Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: aerospace (propulsion and equipment), defence and security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 66,200 employees and generated sales of 14.7 billion euros in 2013.Comprising a number of companies, Safran holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its core markets.

Snecma is part of Safran, Snecma designs, builds and sells propulsion systems for air and space, including a wide range of commercial engines that are powerful, reliable, economical and environmentally-friendly, led by the global best-seller CFM56 and the new-generation LEAP. The company also makes world-class military aircraft engines, as well as rocket propulsion systems and equipment for satellites and launch vehicles. Snecma is a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for civil and military aircraft engines, under the new EngineLife® brand, offering comprehensive support for customers around the world.

Sagem, a high-tech company of Safran, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is a candidate for the Smart Vest soldier system, a joint Benelux program led by the Netherlands which focuses on improving modern soldier’' situational awareness, command & control capability, mobility, and self-protection. Because the Smart Vest program has offset stipulations, this contract includes offset clauses that will benefit Dutch industry. Safran is also offering additional investments in the Netherlands to meet the Smart Vest program's offset requirements

About Fokker Elmo
Fokker Elmo is part of Fokker Technologies, which develops and produces advanced components and systems for the aerospace industry, and supplies integrated maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and operators. In 2013 the group achieved a turnover of € 762 million with 4,688 employees.

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