Sagem signs major partnership agreements with Aerosafe and Gael Ltd. for flight safety and risk management

Paris Air Show - Le Bourget, June 21, 2011



Sagem (Safran group) signed two major partnership agreements for flight safety and risk management on Tuesday, June 20 as part of its deployment of an array of aviation services, designated Cassiopée.



Sagem's agreement with Australian company Aerosafe Risk Management, based in Sydney, will bolster the risk management and safety management system facet of the company's Cassiopée product line. Aerosafe has earned international recognition for its expertise in risk and safety management from regulatory authorities, the aircraft industry and airlines. Through this partnership, Sagem will be able to offer outstanding operational and organizational needs analyses for airlines, business jets and helicopter operators.



Sagem also signed an agreement with global safety and quality management solution provider Gael Ltd, who has offices in the UK, USA and UAE. Together, they have developed an integrated gateway between Sagem's Analysis Ground Station (AGS) and Gael's Q-Pulse product. Based on this agreement, the two companies will be able to offer a turnkey solution that enables the recording and analysis of flight data within a safety and risk management system, audits and training.



The agreements were signed by Kimberly Turner, Chief Executive Officer of Aerosafe, Ashley Marron, Chief Operating Officer of Gael, Ltd., and Joël Berkoukchi, executive vice-president Avionics Division of Sagem.



Through these two partnerships, Sagem aims to become the world leader in risk management and flight safety services for airlines and other operators from around the world. It will offer best-in-class analysis services, along with a new application providing complete operational support services. More than 160 airlines and other operators now use each of these integrated applications.



More generally, these agreements will enable Sagem to consolidate its Cassiopée product range, by offering top-quality ground and flight services to all operators, including airlines, business jet owners and helicopter fleets.



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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 7,000 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.

For more information: www.sagem-ds.com




Aerosafe Risk Management is an Australian owned company that specialises in the provision of risk and safety management services including the development of risk management plans, implementation planning and strategy, research and needs analysis. Our organisation has progressively developed to be a leader in the fields of risk and safety management, recognised both within Australia and overseas. Although originally an aviation-based company, over recent years, Aerosafe has diversified its client base, providing services across a broad variety of industries within both the public and private sectors.

www.aerosafe.com.au



Contact:

Kimberley Turner,

Kturner@aerosafe.com.au

Tel: + 61 2 8336 3700




Gael Ltd is a market leader in the design, development and delivery of safety and quality management systems, services and online training. More than 300 aviation organisations worldwide use Gael services and solutions, from airlines including LOT Polish, Finnair and Thomas Cook Airlines Group, MROs such as Vector Aerospace to regulators including UK Civil Aviation Authority and the General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE (GCAA). Q-Pulse, Gael's flagship product, is a fully integrated quality and safety management solution covering key regulatory functions such as auditing, safety reporting, document control and incident investigation management in aviation compliance environments.

www.gaelquality.com



Contact:

Michele Agnew, marketing Director
michelea@gaelquality.com

Tel: +44 1355 593400

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