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

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 Mascre.
“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

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 Bollore 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.

SOURCE Aircelle, Safran Group and SDV

Source: PR Newswire