As a partner to today's leading engine-makers, Safran Aero Boosters invests some 20% of its annual revenues in R&D, to develop the innovative, integrated solutions that continuously improve engine performance. Safran Aero Boosters holds leadership positions in its business sectors.
The company's largest business line is low-pressure compressors for jet engines, a segment in which its expertise is recognized worldwide. Safran Aero Boosters provides these assemblies for commercial aircraft engines in all thrust classes: widebody jets (Airbus A340 and A380, Boeing 777, 777X, 787 Dreamliner and 747-8), single-aisle jets (Airbus A320 and A320neo, Boeing 737 and 737 MAX, Comac C919), regional jets (Embraer 190) and business jets (Cessna Citation Longitude, Dassault Falcon 5X and Bombardier Global 7000-8000).
Safran Aero Boosters' second largest business line is lubrication and cooling components for aircraft engines, spanning the design, development, production and support of lubrication systems, tanks, heat exchangers and valves. The company holds a 75% market share in the single-aisle jet market.
In addition, Safran Aero Boosters designs and produces control system equipment for liquid propulsion systems on launch vehicles, especially the Vulcain® and Vinci® rocket engines for the Ariane launcher, as well as for next-generation vehicles. Safran Aero Boosters sets the standard in this market in Europe, and has delivered over 12,000 components and subassemblies to date, boasting 100% operational reliability.
Over the last 50 years, Safran Aero Boosters has also developed considerable expertise in test stands for aircraft engines. Its range of products and services includes turnkey test stands, modernization and adaptation of stands for all types of engines, and specific equipment for engine testing: cowls, air inlet sleeves, exhaust nozzles, turbulence control equipment, pylons and pylon extensions, etc.
Safran Aero Boosters has 1,350 employees and files an average of 20 patents/year. Based in Belgium, the company has two U.S. subsidiaries: Cenco Inc., specialized in the design and installation of test stands, and ACI, a manufacturer of oil tanks for aircraft engines.
Safran Aero Boosters at a glance