The Safran Aerospace Museum opened its doors to the public on September 14 and 15, 2013 for the 30th European Heritage Days. The theme this year is "100 years of protection", in honor of a law passed in 1913 providing for the protection of historic monuments in France. http://www.museesafran.com/en/
Visitors discovered an unrivaled collection of aircraft engines and other aerospace artifacts, some over 100 years old, and learned about the different stages in safeguarding Safran's air and space heritage. The Gnome Sigma engine is an excellent example of the company's heritage and how it has been preserved, since it is part of the Museum's permanent collection. This rotary engine powered the Morane Saulnier type H monoplane flown by Roland Garros in the first flight across the Mediterranean.
Reflecting this year's theme of safeguarding heritage, the Safran Aerospace Museum offered two exclusive exhibitions.