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Aircelle Expands its Worldwide Services Presence with a New Parts Distribution Center in China for Airline Operators

Aircelle Expands its Worldwide Services Presence with a New Parts Distribution
                    Center in China for Airline Operators

  PR Newswire

  BEIJING, February 19, 2013

BEIJING, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The global services network of Aircelle (Safran) marked a strategic expansion
today with the opening of a new parts distribution center in China, which will
serve the country's airlines that operate aircraft with the company's jet
engine nacelle and thrust reverser products.

Located at Beijing Capital International Airport in its free trade zone, this
400-square-meter warehouse facility is open around the clock to provide spare
parts and inventory management - with rapid response capability for urgent
aircraft-on-ground services requirements.

"Proximity to the customer is a vital element in Aircelle's services strategy,
and our new Beijing distribution center provides a key regional resource for
China's dynamic airline industry," said Aircelle Chairman & Chief Executive
Officer Vincent Mascré. "Aircelle will offer a full range of after-sales
parts and inventory management, beginning with the servicing of nacelles for
Airbus' A330 - which is widely used by Chinese airlines.

This distribution facility builds on Aircelle's already well-established
presence in China, which includes an office in Beijing, along with a network
of customer support managers and field service representatives - the majority
of whom are Chinese.

Aircelle has partnered with SDV, an international leader in logistics and
supply chain management, for operation of the Chinese warehouse. Since 2005,
SDV has worked with Aircelle in developing the company's spare parts storage
and distribution network for 24-hour-per-day support of airlines around the
globe. With the latest facility at Beijing, this network now covers eight
regions around the world, joining locations in Paris, London, New York, Los
Angeles, Dubai, Singapore and Sydney.

Aircelle ensures a full range of tailored solutions for its customers, meeting
airlines' requirements for reliable, flexible and responsive services that
keep their aircraft flying. The company's offer includes day-to-day technical
and logistic support, customer-base located parts, asset management, on-wing
support, product enhancement programs, C-Check assistance and nacelle fleet
management.

About Aircelle ( http://www.aircelle.com )

Aircelle is one of the leading players in the worldwide nacelle market for
aircraft engines. A subsidiary of Safran, it employs nearly 3,000 people on
seven sites in France, the United Kingdom and Morocco. Aircelle is the only
nacelle manufacturer in the world present on all the market segments, from
regional and business aircraft to the largest airliners, including the Airbus
A380. Aircelle also is developing the worldwide customer support and service
activity for nacelles and their components.

About SDV

SDV, a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group, is a global leader in supply chain
management ranking among the world's top 10 in transport and logistics with a
network of 540 offices in 93 countries.

Our solutions match the complete logistics needs of importers and exporters,
upstream and downstream of production: organizing transport, customs and
regulatory compliance, logistics, industrial projects and supply chain
services. SDV is a specialist in the aerospace and defense industries thanks
to more than 30 years of experience and a network of 800 experts who are
trained to the technologies specific to this sector, with a presence in over
20 countries all operating within structures which are available 24/7.

Contact: Media inquiries - Aircelle: Frédérique Thomas, Aircelle - VP
Communications, Tel: +33-(0)1-30-07-90-14, Mobile (France):
+33-(0)6-74-83-67-35, e-mail: frederique.thomas@aircelle.com. Jeffrey
Lenorovitz, The InfoWEST Group, Mobile (U.S.): +1-703-615-3646, Mobile
(France): +33-(0)6-80-85-86-25, e-mail: jleno@infowestgroup.com.
 
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