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Jean-François Verkindre has been appointed General Manager of Aerostructure Middle East Services

Le Havre, France, 5 February 2018

Jean-François Verkindre has joined Aerostructure Middle East Services (AMES), he co-manages the company with Thierry Baud, from AFI KLM&EM.

AMES is a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Nacelles and AFI KLM E&M, specialized in the maintenance of aircraft nacelles, radomes* and aerostructures. AMES is based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates since 2009 and covers the Middle East and India peninsula regions.

Jean-François began his career in 1990 as an engineering expert in a design office of the maintenance and repair branch of Air France Industries. He held a number of engineering positions up to 1999 when he was appointed project manager to the Organization department. In 2003, he was in charge of the Aircraft Airframe and Cabin Modification design office.

In 2015, Jean-François Verkindre joined Safran Nacelles as Maintenance, Publication and Services Manager in the Support and Customer Services department.

Jean-François Verkindre, 50 years old, is a graduate of the CNAM Paris where he obtained a DESS in management in 1999 and a Master’s degree in 2003.

*The radome is the front tip of an aircraft. It is a technical component the main function of which is to protect the antenna that it hides.

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 91,000. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Nacelles is a world leader for aircraft nacelles, with over 20,800 devices in service, and over 125,000 flight hours per day. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners.

To learn more : http://www.safran-group.com and www.safran-nacelles.com / Follow @Safran and @SafranNacelles on Twitter

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