LE HAVRE, France, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Olivier Savin has been appointed as Safran Nacelles' Vice President - Customer Support & Services, heading the company's global network for airlines and aircraft operators utilizing its product line of Safran jet engine nacelles. He replaces Philippe Couteaux, who has assumed new responsibilities elsewhere in the Safran group.
Savin has been a member of the Safran group since 1992, holding multiple management assignments for engine programs at CFM International*, as well as several other Group subsidiaries in the areas of maintenance, repair, spares and after-sales service.
He started his career in the Group at Safran Landing Systems, where he most notably was Marketing Director for MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) services, as well as the head for joint ventures and subsidiaries in 1997.
Savin became General Manager of Safran Aircraft Engines Services Morocco in 1998, and was named General Manager of Safran Aircraft Engines Services' Châtellerault, France plant in 2002.
From 2008 to 2011, Savin was in charge of CFM56 and LEAP programs as Executive Vice President at CFM International.
Prior to joining Safran Nacelles, he was the Executive Vice President for Strategic Development and Research & Technology at Safran Landing Systems from 2012 to 2015, and then as Executive Vice President for the EGTS International joint venture created by Safran and Honeywell.
"Olivier Savin's hands-on expertise provides him the understanding and visibility for what customers require in support and services, especially with today's rapid growth of the worldwide operator base flying with our nacelles," said Safran Nacelles CEO Jean-Paul Alary.
Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.
Safran Nacelles is the world's second leading supplier of aircraft engine nacelles, with more than 17,000 in service, logging over 100,000 flight-hours per day. It supplies nacelles and components for all segments of the aviation market, from business and regional jets to mainline commercial jets.
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* CFM, CFM56 and the CFM logo are trademarks of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.
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