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Document C2017/133/08

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8411 — Safran Group/China Eastern Air Holding) — Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance. )

OJ C 133, 27.4.2017, p. 8–8 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

27.4.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 133/8


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.8411 — Safran Group/China Eastern Air Holding)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2017/C 133/08)

1.

On 21 April 2017, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertakings Safran Landing Systems SAS of France, and China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd of China acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) and 3(4) of the Merger Regulation joint control over a newly created company constituting a joint venture by way of a purchase of shares.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for Safran Landing Systems SAS: the manufacturing of aircraft landing gear and braking systems; Safran Landing Systems SAS belongs to Safran SA of France.

—   for China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd: the provision of air transport services on international, domestic and regional routes; China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd belongs to Chinese state-owned enterprise China Eastern Air Holding.

—   for the joint venture: the provision of single-aisle commercial aircraft landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul services in China.

3.

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved. Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under the Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in this Notice.

4.

The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference number M.8411 — Safran Group/China Eastern Air Holding, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.


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