Test bench, control circuit boards FADEC 3, and intégration.
- (Full Authority Digital Engine Control)

Building on over 50 years of experience, Safran offers advanced avionics solutions and services. Our globally recognized expertise is applied to the civil aviation sector (airplanes and helicopters), mainly as a supplier of navigation, flight control and onboard information systems.

Advanced avionics technologies give today's pilots operational support, flexibility and accuracy, while also guaranteeing optimum flight safety. These systems offer a broad range of applications:

  • Commercial airplanes: onboard information, maintenance aid, landing aid, engine control.
  • Civil helicopters: flight control, flight control suites, autopilots, observation systems.
  • Commercial airplanes and civil helicopters: inertial navigation, data processing and transmission, flight control, autopilots, flight data recorders, aircraft situation tracking systems.

Information systems and flight controls

 FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) for CFM56-5, CFM56-7, CF6 engines - Safran Aircraft Engines Villaroche

The onboard information systems developed by Safran are powerful, secure aircraft networks, enabling pilots to efficiently analyze flight data in real time. These systems include all documents, software and data needed to operate the plane.

Many of today's leading aircraft call on Safran's avionics, such as the Airbus A380 and A350 XWB. Safran is the world leader in engine electronic control units, via the joint venture Fadec International, a 50/50 company formed by Safran Electronics & Defense and BAE Systems. These units have been selected by all of the world's major planemakers, including Airbus, Boeing, ATR, Dassault Aviation, Bombardier, Embraer, etc.

Safran is the world leader in helicopter flight controls, offering systems tailored to the specific needs of manufacturers of civil rotorcraft. We provide flight controls for helicopters made by today's leading manufacturers, including Finmeccanica Helicopters, Airbus Helicopters, Sikorsky Aircraft, etc.

Whether for original equipment or retrofits, Safran provides seamless technical assistance, maintenance and training.


Safran Electronics & Defense: Building on its unrivaled expertise in avionics, Safran designs, develops and produces products for both civil and military airplanes and helicopters. We also provide a full slate of support services, including technical assistance, MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and training.

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