Two new facilities in China
On April 7, 2008, SAFRAN Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Herteman inaugurated two new Group plants: Snecma Suzhou Co. Ltd., and Messier-Dowty Suzhou Co. Ltd., in the Suzhou industrial park (80 kilometers from Shanghai).
These two new plants, spanning some 14,000 square meters, are located on the same site. Snecma Suzhou will produce components for CFM56-5B and -7B engines.
The next inauguration will be on April 10, for Snecma Xinyi Airfoil Castings Co. Ltd., a partnership between Snecma and Guizhou Xinyi Machinery Factory (AVIC I). This new casting factory will make turbine parts for CFM56-2, -3, -5A, -5C and -7B engines.