Safran highlights its industrial role in Ohio during the state’s Aerospace Day
November 27, 2019
Safran joined government, industry, and academic leaders for Ohio Aerospace Day on November 19 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Organized by the Ohio Aerospace & Aviation Council (OAAC) and the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee, this event was themed: "Ohio, gateway to the future of aerospace and aviation!"
Industry round table
Safran USA President and CEO Peter Lengyel was invited to join a panel of industry leaders from Airbus Americas, Boeing, GE Aviation, Spirit Aeronautics, and VyrtX for a discussion moderated by Dr. John Sankovic, President and CEO of the Ohio Aerospace Institute.
Lengyel presented examples to illustrate that aerospace has always been an industry with an international scope, and he stressed the importance of the U.S. and French industry relationship.
He also provided an overview of Safran's presence in Ohio and across the United States, where the Group employs 14,000 people and develops state-of-the-art products for the aerospace sector.
Safran's presence in Ohio
Visitors to the Ohio Aerospace Day event were able to meet with local representatives from Safran Electrical & Power. In Twinsburg, Ohio, Safran develops and maintains electrical power generation and management systems for commercial and military aircraft.
The state of Ohio is home to three other Safran companies located in the Cincinnati area: CFM International (the 40-plus year-old joint company of Safran Aircraft Engines and GE for the highly successful CFM and LEAP turbofan jet engines); the support office that oversees Safran USA engine supply chain in the United States; and Nexcelle, the joint venture between Safran Nacelles and ST Engineering's Middle River Aerostructure Systems.