Sagem to provide avionics maintenance services on Emirates’ Airbus A330 and A340 jets

Paris, February 9th, 2011

Sagem (Safran group) has signed an exclusive five-year contract with Emirates, covering maintenance services for all Sagem equipment on the airline's fleet of 37 Airbus A330 and A340 long-haul jetliners.

The contract covers all flight control systems (rudder actuators, backup energy systems) and equipment in the aircraft information system (database loading, flight data acquisition unit, flight recorder).

Sagem will give Emirates complete 24/7 AOG (Aircraft on Ground) coverage, including spare parts available worldwide, guaranteed repair services and continuous monitoring of equipment reliability.

This latest contract with a major airline further strengthens Sagem's position in the avionics maintenance market, and clearly reflects its ability to deliver simple, flexible and cost-effective solutions tailored to the support needs of Emirates, which operates the largest fleet in the Middle East.


Sagem , a high-tech company in the Safran group, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe through the Safran group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 6,900 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.

For more information:

Philippe Wodka-Gallien
Press Relations
+33 (0)1 58 11 19 49

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