Safran in India

Safran has been operating in India for over 60 years in all three core markets - aerospace, defense and security. Our employees work in design, production and services at eight companies and joint ventures.

Safran Aircraft Engines a créé en 2005 une joint-venture à Bangalore (Inde) en partenariat 50/50 avec HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited), qui produit des canalisations. L’usine couvre 2000 m2 d’ateliers équipés de machines modernes ainsi que 400 m2 de bureaux administratifs.
Usine de canalisations pour moteurs d’avions et d’hélicoptères créée à Bangalore par Safran Aircraft Engines et le constructeur indien Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Canalisations de moteurs aéronautiques utilisées pour les circuits air, huile et carburant des moteurs

 

A strong local presence combined with technological expertise has enabled Safran to establish a lasting foothold in this fast-growing and particularly demanding market. Our operations in India today span the full spectrum of activities, from R&D through production and maintenance. In 2012, Safran opened a subsidiary, Safran India Private Limited, to expand operations and strengthen relations with local partners.

Active in India for more than
60 years
Leading
supplier
of helicopter turbine engines to HAL
8
companies and joint ventures based in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad

 

Safran Aircraft Engines a créé en 2005 une joint-venture à Bangalore (Inde) en partenariat 50/50 avec HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited), qui produit des canalisations. L’usine couvre 2000 m2 d’ateliers équipés de machines modernes ainsi que 400 m2 de bureaux administratifs.
Usine de canalisations pour moteurs d’avions et d’hélicoptères créée à Bangalore par Safran Aircraft Engines et le constructeur indien Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Canalisations de moteurs aéronautiques utilisées pour les circuits air, huile et carburant des moteurs

Safran is the leading supplier of jet engines and carbon brakes for airlines operating in India and neighboring countries, contributing significantly to the development of India's air transport industry.

Operations in India began in the 1950s with the sale of equipment for airplanes and helicopters. Very quickly, the business evolved to include long-term partnerships with local industry, based on production and support licenses for airplane, helicopter and rocket engines, as well as landing gear, navigation systems, etc., and associated support services.

 

Three companies and a training center

  • Snecma HAL Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (SHAe) is an equal joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., which manufactures high-tech components for CFM56® aircraft engines in Bangalore.
  • Safran Engineering Services India Pvt. Ltd provides end-to-end engineering services to global and local customers. The company leverages Safran's proven expertise in aerostructures, electrical and mechanical systems, electronics and software.
  • Safran Helicopter Engines India Pvt Ltd. is an MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) center that provides support and maintenance for engines of Safran Helicopters Engines owned by Indian customers. Its main partners are HAL and Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd.
  • The CFM Training Center, located near the Hyderabad Airport, provides maintenance training for ground crews from airlines that use CFM56 engines. The center can provide training for up to 500 maintenance technicians and engineers a year. It also offers training for engineers from helicopter operators using Turbomeca engines.

 

 

Safran has been a supplier to the Indian armed forces since the 1950s, providing engines and/or equipment for combat airplanes and helicopters, including Jaguar and Mirage 2000 fighter fleets, Hawk trainers, and HAL Dhruv and Cheetah helicopters.

Safran Helicopter Engines is teaming up with HAL to develop the Shakti engine for the Dhruv helicopter. Arrangements have been finalized to provide powerplants for the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) to be manufactured by the Indian company HAL.

Safran Electronics & Defense operating through its local subsidiary Safran Electronics & Defense Services India Pvt. Ltd., also provides a wide range of avionics equipment (inertial navigation systems, flight control systems and autopilots) and optronics systems for a number of combat platforms, including aircraft, submarines, artillery systems and tanks.

Almost all Indian military aircraft use Sigma 95N navigation systems as a result of a long-standing partnership with HAL. Safran Electronics & Defense Services India Pvt. Ltd. provides maintenance and customer support for these systems. The Sigma 95N navigation system was also selected for the first prototypes of the MALE (medium-altitude, long-endurance) drone being developed by India.

In early 2012, the Rafale International1 consortium began exclusive negotiations with the Indian government to supply Rafale multirole fighters featuring major Safran systems, including the engine, landing gear, and the inertial navigation system. These negotiations led to the announcement in 2015 of an initial intent to purchase 36 Rafales.

1 The consortium consists of the main partners involved in the Rafale multirole fighter: Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales. It is tasked with marketing the Rafale worldwide.

 

With over 1,500 employees, security is one of Safran's largest business in India. Our security specialist Safran Identity & Security works closely with the authorities to provide cutting-edge solutions to protect people and infrastructure.

Safran Identity & Security offers an extensive range of personalized smart cards for numerous applications, including healthcare, biometric identification, transport, banking, and mobile phones, earning it several major contracts. It also operates the largest smart card manufacturing facility in South Asia, producing more than a million smart cards per day.

Largest ever biometric project

Safran Identity & Security's most prestigious contract win to date is the Aadhaar program launched by the Indian government in 2009 to assign a unique identification number to every resident in the country. Once completed, Aadhaar will be the world's largest biometric database. Safran is the only manufacturer involved at every level of this huge project, with Safran identity & Security solutions selected for the database, the biometric sensors, and the enrollment process.

Reportage - suivi d'une séance d'enrôlement en Inde. Utilisation d'un MorphoTop

 

Safran India encourages the development of local high-tech industry by forging partnerships with Indian companies and supporting local production. Through a wide network of local partnerships, Safran India helps meet the country's vital aerospace, defense and technology requirements.

Stéphane Lauret, CEO of Safran India Pvt. Ltd.
Centre de formation dédiée à la maintenance des moteurs CFM56.

Ce centre de formation en Inde assure des cours pratiques avancés en maintenance de ligne et endoscopie, couvrant la gamme des moteurs CFM56-7B et CFM-56-5B qui équipent respectivement les Boeing 737 Nouvelle Génération et les Airbus A320. En plus des opérateurs indiens, Ce centre d’Hyderabad offre également une formation aux stagiaires des régions voisines : Etats du Golfe, Moyen-Orient et Extrême-Orient (Singapour, Malaisie et Philippines.

Safran's workforce in India is its largest in Asia, with more than 2,600 highly skilled employees working at eight companies and joint ventures.

Safran India is committed to building strong ties with the scientific and academic communities to help spur further growth of the country's high-tech industry. This translates into high-value jobs.

  • Safran offers exciting career opportunities. Safran India is always on the look-out for new talent with fresh, innovative ideas to help us grow and stay competitive.
  • India is the epitome of diversity, both geographically and culturally. And at Safran India, we see diversity as a source of strength. Equal opportunity and the fight against discrimination are firmly embedded in our corporate culture.
  • The broad variety of professions and skills at Safran offers unique career development opportunities within the Group.
  • Employee skills development and training are a top priority. Safran University is a full-fledged hub of culture and innovation, offering an extensive range of learning and skills development opportunities to enable Safran to continue to grow and evolve.

 

•Contact us: contact@safranindia.com