Safran is one of the world's leading suppliers of equipment for both civil and military airplane engines, and helicopter turbine engines. Offering outstanding performance, our systems and equipment include: power transmissions, lubrication and cooling components and assemblies, engine control units and filtration components.
The power transmission, also known as the accessory gearbox, is a mechanical device that taps part of the engine's power to drive essential systems for both the aircraft (electric and hydraulic) and its engines (oil, fuel and electric).
The world leader in power transmissions, Safran equips more than 35,000 engines in service, totaling over 850 million flight-hours.
Our innovative solutions have been chosen by the world's leading engine-makers: CFM International* (CFM56, LEAP), Rolls-Royce (Trent 500, 700, 800, Trent XWB and BR700, 710, 715 et 725), Europrop International** (TP400 turboprop for the A400M), and Snecma (M88 for the Rafale).
Safran is a major player in the civil aviation market, as a supplier of lubrication and cooling system components for jet engines. With some 35,000 components and subassemblies and 40 years of experience, we now hold a 75% share of the single-aisle commercial jet market.
Engine control units and filtration components
Safran offers high-performance engine control systems through FADEC International, a 50/50 joint venture with BAE Systems. These single or dual channel full-authority digital engine control (FADEC) units are used on all types of turbine engines: turbofan, turbojet, turboshaft and turboprop.
FADEC systems ensure optimized engine control, while reducing the pilot's workload.
Safran also makes fuel filters, lubrication equipment and clogging indicators. The proven reliability of these components anchors Safran's reputation with commercial and military engine-makers from around the world.
Our filters meet the demanding quality and flight-safety standards of today's leading engines, including the CFM56, LEAP, V2500, GE90, RTM322, Arrius 2, Trent 900 and 1000, TP400, SaM146 and GP7000.
*A 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE
**European consortium grouping Snecma, Rolls-Royce, ITP and MTU Aero Engines.
Safran Electronics & Defense: A long-standing expert in engine control systems, Safran teams up with BAE Systems to offer a full range of equipment, in particular FADEC (full authority digital engine control) units. A number of different aircraft call on these advanced electronic engine control units.
Safran Aero Boosters: Safran offers a complete range of lubrication and cooling components and subassemblies for aircraft engines (lubrication units, tanks, heat exchangers and valves).
Safran Transmission Systems: The company is a high-tech aircraft equipment company, specializing in power transmissions for all types of aircraft.
Safran Filtration Systems: Safran develops, produces and supports a wide range of filtration systems and components for airplanes and helicopters.