Hispano-Suiza fetes delivery of 30,000th power transmission

Colombes, October 5, 2012

Hispano-Suiza (Safran group) today celebrated the delivery of its 30,000th power transmission at the Colombes plant near Paris. The ceremony was attended by Marc Ventre, Safran Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Operations and Olivier Horaist, Chairman and CEO of Hispano-Suiza.

Hispano-Suiza delivered its first power transmission to CFM International (the 50/50 partnership between GE and Safran) in 1979, signaling the beginning of an historic collaboration on the best-selling family of CFM56 turbofan engines, which now power all Boeing Next-Generation 737 models and more than half of the Airbus A320 family.

Ten years later, Rolls-Royce chose Hispano-Suiza to provide power transmissions for the Trent family of engines, which power the Airbus A340, Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 widebody, long-range commercial jets. The British engine-maker would renew its trust in Hispano-Suiza by choosing its power transmissions for the BR700 family of engines powering regional and business jets.

Hispano-Suiza also has long-standing experience in the military engine market, for example supplying the power transmission for the Snecma M88 engine powering the Dassault Aviation Rafale multirole fighter, as well as the accessory gearbox for this aircraft.

Building on this expertise, Hispano-Suiza was recently chosen for the Rolls-Royce-powered Airbus A350 and Gulfstream G650, the Airbus A400M military airlifter with its TP400 turboprop by Europrop International (EPI), and the Eurocopter EC175 helicopter.

Commenting on today's milestone, Hispano-Suiza Chairman and CEO Olivier Horaist said:, "This exceptional event reflects the relationship of mutual trust established with our customers and partners. Our recent selection for CFM's new LEAP family of advanced turbofans further confirms our leadership in this market."

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Hispano-Suiza, a Safran group company, is a major player in the airborne applications of electrical power. It specializes in the transmission of power, and the management and conversion of electrical energy. Hispano-Suiza supplies an installed base of more than 24,000 CFM56 engines, along with over 5,000 engines in the Rolls-Royce Trent and BR700 families. At the same time Hispano-Suiza is developing power transmissions for a number of new applications, including the Trent XWB, BR725 and TP400-D6 engines, and the EC175 helicopter.
A pioneer in the design, development and production of electronic power controllers for airborne applications, Hispano-Suiza contributes to today's major aircraft programs in conjunction with fellow Safran companies (A380, Boeing 787, A400M), and leads Group developments for tomorrow's "more electric" aircraft. Hispano-Suiza has two major facilities in the greater Paris area, in Colombes and Réau, and a subsidiary in Poland.

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