SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
Safran Aircraft Engines, the aircraft engine manufacturer
Safran Aircraft Engines designs, develops, produces and sells engines for commercial and military aircraft and satellites. We also offer a complete range of support services to airlines, armed forces and other operators, including fleet management.
Part of the international high-tech group Safran, Safran Aircraft Engines deploys design, development and production capabilities that are behind some of the world's most innovative technology developments. Our extensive Research & Technology efforts help the aviation industry meet its ambitious environmental protection objectives, by developing aircraft engines that are increasingly quiet and economical.
Safran Aircraft Engines's business is organized in four main sectors :
Safran Aircraft Engines operates in all segments of the civil aviation market, drawing on our clear vision of this market, unrivaled expertise and world-class industrial capabilities.
The global success of the CFM56® family, developed, produced and marketed by CFM International, the 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE, clearly reflects our globally recognized expertise. With more than 31,000 engines delivered (as of May 31, 2017), the CFM56 is the best selling engine in the history of aviation, and the most reliable of its generation in the single-aisle commercial jet segment. Safran Aircraft Engines and GE now produce the new-generation LEAP turbofan engine, also via CFM International, that has made its service entry in august 2016. The LEAP benefits from the top technologies of its two parent companies: new-generation composites, 3D aero design, additive manufacturing and more. With more than 14,000 orders and commitments logged as of June 21, 2017, the LEAP is already the best-selling engine while still under development in the history of aviation.
Safran Aircraft Engines is developing a new-generation engine to meet the growing needs of the premium business jet segment, the Silvercrest®. And we are a major contributor to the large turbofan segment, based on partnerships with GE (GE90, GP7200, CF6-80 and GE9X). Through PowerJet, our 50/50 joint company with UEC-Saturn , we make the SaM146 engine for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet.
Safran Aircraft Engines offers advanced propulsion solutions to today's armed forces, including the M88 jet engine for the Rafale multirole fighter, and the TP400 turboprop engine for the Airbus A400M military airlifter, via the European consortium Europrop International. Safran Aircraft Engines designs, develops, builds, sells and supports engines for 20 different types of aircraft deployed by 30 countries. With nearly 5,000 of these engines now in service, Safran Aircraft Engines constantly demonstrates its technological expertise and competitive advantages, including 60 years of experience in making state-of-the-art military jet engines.
Safran Aircraft Engines designs, develops and produces propulsion systems and equipment for satellites.
As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Safran Aircraft Engines ensures the highest possible dispatch reliability for our customers, including airlines, other operators and leasing firms. Through our support services brand EngineLife®, we give our commercial customers a complete range of fast, efficient services, tailored to each customer's specific needs. Safran Aircraft Engines deploys a global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) shops, along with 12 centers of excellence in parts repair. In short, we cover the complete engine life cycle, from service entry to dismantling.
Safran Aircraft Engines has 15,700 employees, working at 35 production and MRO facilities and offices worldwide. In 2017, Safran Aircraft Engines posted sales of 8.4 billion euros, with a significant portion plowed back into research, technology and development. Safran Aircraft Engines is one of the world's most innovative companies – we file applications for an average of nearly 500 patents a year !
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12 plants in France
Leveraging Safran synergies
Safran Aircraft Engines is part of Safran, an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets.
Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees worldwide, and logged sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Comprising a number of companies, Safran holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its markets. Safran undertakes extensive Research & Development programs to keep pace with its fast-evolving markets, including expenditures of 1.4 billion euros in 2017.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Zodiac Aerospace has 32,500 employees and generated sales of 5.1 billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017.
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