Safran companies in the U.S. support the Army Aviation Association of America Scholarship Foundation

Arriel 1E2 turboshaft engine on display at AAAA summit
Safran companies in the U.S. made a generous donation to the Army Aviation Association of America's Scholarship Foundation, which provides educational grants and financial aid to the families of U.S. Army pilots.

April 27, 2018

At this week's Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Tennessee, the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) recognized Safran companies in the U.S. for their generous donation to the its Scholarship Foundation –  which provides educational grants and financial aid to the families of U.S. Army pilots.

Check presentation at AAAA summit
Included on Safran's exhibit at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit was the Arriel 1E2 turboshaft engine, which is assembled by Safran Helicopter Engines in Texas and powers the U.S. Army's UH-72A Lakota helicopter.

With a total contribution of $10,000, the money will be split evenly between AAAA's Families of the Fallen fund – established for surviving spouses and children of those killed in action or training accidents while serving in the Army Aviation community – and the organization's general fund.

Representatives from Safran attended a luncheon for AAAA Scholarship Foundation donors, where the group's contribution was handed over to the scholarship's Board of Governors.

For Safran's participation in the exhibit at this year's summit, the company's booth featured an Arriel 1E2 turboshaft engine, which is assembled at Safran Helicopter Engines in Grand Prairie, Texas, and powers the U.S. Army's UH-72A Lakota helicopter. Also displayed was the SkyNaute family of inertial navigation systems from Safran Electronics & Defense, along with and the ARTIS 410 airborne surveillance system from Optics 1.

Zodiac Aerospace, now a Safran company, also exhibited a range of oxygen systems including an oxygen mask and a portable oxygen cylinder. One of the Zodiac Aerospace display's highlights was INFINIOX™, its revolutionary on-board oxygen generation system that provides a continuous supply of oxygen-enriched breathing gas for four people at altitudes up to 25,000 feet.

The Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit – held April 25-27 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee – is a networking event for the Army aviation community to focus on solutions for warfighters.