As part of the cooperation on MC-21 project development, a contract has been signed by the Russian Irkut Corporation and the French Safran Group at the Paris Air Show. Safran Ventilation Systems has been selected by Irkut Corporation to provide complete ventilation system package to the new Russian civil single aisle aircraft MC-21. The full fans package is composed of eight equipments to ensure cabin air and avionic bay cooling functions. The contract covers development, qualification, serial production supply and aftersales activities. It has been signed by Philippe Petitcolin, Safran Chief Executive Officer, and Oleg Demchenko, Irkut Corporation President.

"We put the most advanced technical solutions in our aircraft, to provide enhanced comfort for passengers and attractive economic characteristics for air carriers, said Oleg Demchenko, Irkut Corporation President. Irkut has previously selected a number of systems and equipment offered by Safran group. We convinced reliability quality of our partners' products. Today we have made a new step in the development of our fruitful cooperation."

"We are very proud for Safran Ventilation Systems being a direct supplier of Irkut Corporation for such an exciting and challenging program. Safran Ventilation Systems is pleased to offer its best expertise to the MC-21 program by providing its latest fan technologies developed over the last years. Beyond the aircraft entry into service, Safran Ventilation Systems will be in charge to directly provide aftersales support and services towards MC-21 operators," said Bruno Bergoend, Safran Ventilation Systems President.