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European Heritage Days 2017 program at Safran Museum

Safran Aerospace Museum open their doors as part of

European Heritage Days 2017



Paris, September 7, 2017


Visitors of all ages, come and explore the Safran Aerospace Museum in Réau (Seine-et-Marne, France), on September 16 and 17, and the Safran Campus in Massy (Essonne, France) on September 16 as part of European Heritage Days.




  • Safran Museum




© Jean-François Damois / Safran





A collection of aerospace parts dating back over 100 years will be on show and a variety of activities will also be organized.


As such, you will be able to:


  • feast your eyes on the new virtual test cell for the M88, the engine powering the Rafale;


  • experience "live" aerobatics demonstrations by the "Patrouille de France" (French Airforce  aerobatics team) reproduced by the Patrouille Jetesons on simulators equipped with Oculus Rift virtual-reality headsets to provide a unique, immersive experience;


  • get inside the cockpit of the Airbus A320, an aircraft equipped with the CFM56, the biggest selling engine in the world developed by Safran and GE, installed on the site. You will be able to have an introduction to piloting a commercial airliner, from take-off to landing;


  • get behind the controls of a Bell 206 helicopter and get acquainted with Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR);


  • build you own aircraft out of cardboard and fly it using a small electric motor;


  • launch water-powered rockets (children aged over 8) The rockets will be launched from the Museum's car park (average altitude: 10 m);


  • take part in drone flight demonstrations and take to the controls;


  • try out virtual reality and augmented reality using headgear;


  • put your pilot dexterity to the test using our flight simulator workstations.



Finally, all the Museum's permanent collections will be open to the public from 9am to 6pm, including:


  • The Messier 1925 car (the first car equipped with an air- gas suspension system).

  • The gas-powered motorbike (Gnome & Rhône D3 from 1929).

  • Gnome & Rhône motorbikes (military D5 and E)

  • The "Mirage III C" plane and the "Alouette II" helicopter, on board which visitors can be have their photo taken.

  • The "Blériot XI" plane (equipped with the first Gnome Omega engine)



    For more information, please visit the Museum's website www.museesafran.com or contact us on +33 (0)1 60 59 41 66.



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