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Oerlikon awarded long-term agreement in excess of CHF 90 million

Pfäffikon SZ, December 11, 2014 – Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions Segment has been awarded a ten-year long-term agreement by Snecma worth more than CHF 90 million. The agreement is for the supply of LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion) engine components. This marks a significant milestone in the partnership between Snecma and Oerlikon Metco which has been built over the years.

Snecma, part of the international high-technology Safran group, has awarded Oerlikon Metco’s unit Eldim the manufacture of low-pressure turbine components. Developed under the LEAP program, the engine is a new-generation high-bypass turbofan with a primary application to power the next generation of single-aisle commercial aircraft. The LEAP engine has been designed and developed by CFM International – a 50/50 joint venture between Snecma and General Electric. The new LEAP engine incorporates a number of innovative yet proven technologies that meet the challenges faced by aircraft manufacturers and airlines alike. As a result, LEAP engines are the new-generation aviation turbine power plant of choice that provides operators with significant reductions in fuel consumption, noise and emissions.

“We are proud to be a part of this technologically ambitious program, and our contribution to such market-leading technologies helps to establish and consolidate our position as a preferred partner in the aviation industry,” said Dr. Brice Koch, CEO of Oerlikon Group.


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