Safran in Canada

Safran has operated in Canada for over 70 years, and is now a major local player in our three core markets: aerospace, defense and security. Over the years we have expanded our scope of business in Canada, enabling us to further cement ties with our customers in North America.

Le site de Mirabel, situé à proximité  de Montréal au Canada fut inauguré en 1991, il emploie aujourd’hui  environ 265 personnes. Cet établissement de 19 000 m2  connaît une croissance soutenue depuis son  ouverture, notamment avec la mise en service  en  avril 2013 d’une nouvelle unité de fabrication qui répond à l’augmentation constante des cadences de  production.

Sont produits sur le site :  les composants majeurs des trains d’atterrissage pour les modèles Airbus  A320, A330, A340, A350 et A380 ainsi que les pièces de structures  du train d’atterrissage du Boeing 787 .

Safran has nearly 1,200 employees in Canada at seven companies, including three production plants in Québec and Ontario. We design, produce and support aircraft equipment and market defense and security systems for our Canadian customers, including airplane and helicopter manufacturers, airlines, security authorities, armed forces, etc.


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Le site de Toronto est spécialisé dans la conception et le développement de systèmes d’atterrissage totalement intégrés qui comprennent, non seulement les éléments de structure du train avant et du train principal, mais également les systèmes auxiliaires comme les commandes de direction, le système d’extension et de rétraction des trains, le système de secours, le système de freinage, les roues, les freins, les pneus, les mécanismes de trappes et les faisceaux électriques.


Safran Electronics Canada Inc. développe, produit et maintient des calculateurs et des systèmes embarqués pour applications aéronautiques et de défense.

Safran is one of the main engine suppliers for Canadian airlines, through CFM International (the 50/50 joint company between Snecma and GE). Our position is set to become even stronger, since Air Canada recently chose CFM's new-generation LEAP to power its upcoming Boeing 737 MAX twinjets.

In the aircraft equipment sector, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) makes landing gear for most of the Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier aircraft deployed by Canadian airlines. Safran Electronics Canada Inc. a Sagem company, designs and produces avionics systems, while Turbomeca Canada, a subsidiary of the Group's turboshaft engine specialist, provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the Arriel and Arrius helicopter engines deployed by North American operators. Aircelle (Safran), the aircraft engine nacelle specialist, provides the thrust reversers for the Bombardier Global 5000 business jet. Aircelle also has a sales representative in Canada, handling sales & marketing and customer support in North America. In 2013 we bolstered our presence in the country by creating Safran Engineering Services Canada, specialized in technical assistance and aeronautical design services.

Safran Electronics Canada Inc. développe, produit et maintient des calculateurs et des systèmes embarqués pour applications aéronautiques et de défense. Implantée à Peterborough, en Ontario (Canada), la société s'assure de la sa

Safran's solutions meet the current and future operational requirements of Canadian armed forces, within the scope of the country's Canada First defense strategy. Our products and services developed alone or in partnership, include high-performance optronic systems, infantry soldier equipment, drones, guidance and navigation systems, and safety-critical software.

Morpho Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), offers a complete range of security solutions, generally based on biometric identification technologies. Morpho's automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) and biometric scanners are used by a number of Canadian customers, including police forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Morpho Canada also supplies systems that detect illicit substances and ensure site security.

While Safran's success in Canada is largely based on our technological expertise, it also reflects the relations of mutual trust we have established with local partners. We provide seamless support to these companies, including their own research and innovation initiatives.

Safran has worked for many years with the major primes in Canada, including Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada and Bombardier. We are a leading contributor to Bombardier's aircraft, especially its CRJ regional jet family and the Learjet, Challenger and Global bizjet families. Today, about ten Safran companies are Bombardier suppliers.

Safran is also active in a number of think tanks and associations, both national and provincial. Safran holds a seat on the executive committee of Aéro-Montréal, an association bringing together leaders in the Québec aerospace industry, and is vice chairman of the board. We serve on several other executive committees, as well as boards of directors, including the boards of the Consortium of Research & Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ) and the Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC).

We are working with CRIAQ on several large-scale R&D projects. In 2013, Safran teamed up with the "École Polytechnique" of Montréal and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to endow an industry chair for 3D woven composites for the aerospace industry. In addition, Safran is a stakeholder in the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC). It is also member of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) and of the Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC), as well.