Aviation

A world-renowned industrial concern, Safran supplies engines and equipment to all main producers of civil and military airplanes and helicopters. Our wide range of engines and systems is anchored in proven technological skills and expertise, and the use of innovative materials.

Safran's propulsion systems meet all the requirements of airplane and helicopter manufacturers: performance, reliability, cost-effectiveness and environmental-friendliness. To meet these demanding standards, Safran takes charge of all aspects of its engines and equipment, from research, design, development and testing, to production, sales and support.

In addition to our well-known engines, Safran makes a wide range of aircraft systems and equipment, including nacelles and thrust reversers, landing systems, wheels and brakes, wiring, power transmissions and more.

In addition, Safran is a leading supplier of navigation and other avionics systems, which enhance flight management and safety.

Safran has always focused on continuous improvement and industrial performance to ensure the quality and reliability of its engines and equipment. Our approach is based on comprehensive engineering solutions, plus a dedicated in-house consulting firm. Safran Consulting offers expert services to Safran and its customers, worldwide.

“More electric” aircraft: a revolution in the air!

Designing "more electric" aircraft means aircraft that are more economical and reliable, and produce less pollution. A global expert in aircraft electrical systems, Safran has been working for a number of years on the enabling technologies that will drive this revolution in the air

"More electric" aircraft could be considered a "disruptive" technology. It entails replacing the traditional hydraulic and pneumatic systems by electrically-driven systems, which also means a significant increase in onboard power generation, to ensure optimized performance, higher reliability and lower operating costs.

Safran invests heavily to meet this unprecedented technological challenge. For instance, in early 2014 we grouped our aircraft electrical system activities within a single entity, Labinal Power Systems.

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Safran M88
engines (powering the Rafale) are in service within the French Army