Landing and braking systems

Le site de Vélizy comprend d’importants laboratoires d’essais de freinage, de roues et de systèmes, allant jusqu’à des bancs d’intégration complète de tous les équipements.

Safran is the world leader in landing and braking systems for both civil and military airplanes and helicopters, including: landing gear, wheels and brakes, as well as associated systems (steering, landing gear extension/retraction, braking control, monitoring).

Safran deploys the most advanced engineering in this field. We have worked with Airbus for more than 30 years, and we are an established partner to some 30 civil and military aircraft manufacturers in all main categories:

  • Mainline commercial jets (over 100 seats): Airbus (A320, A320neo, A350 XWB, A380); Boeing (737, 737 MAX, 767, 777, 787 Dreamliner, 747).
  • Military transports and tankers: Boeing C-17 and KC-135; Airbus A400M; Embraer KC-390.
  • Regional and business aircraft: Dassault Falcon and Falcon 7X; ATR 42 and 72; Bombardier Learjet 85, Global 5000/6000 and 7000/8000.
  • Combat aircraft: Boeing F/A-18; Dassault Mirage 2000 and Rafale; Eurofighter Typhoon.
  • Helicopters: Airbus Helicopters Dauphin, EC175, Puma, Super Puma, Tiger and X4; Boeing V-22; Sikorsky S-92.

From design to maintenance, repair and overhaul


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.

Recognized for our expertise and innovative solutions (with around 7% of annual revenues being reinvested in R&D), Safran covers the entire product life cycle: design, manufacture, integration, MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul).

Safran deploys a global network of 8 repair centers to keep pace with airline customers' growing requirements. Based on three continents, this network enables Safran to support an in-service fleet of over 27,800 aircraft, making 62,000 landings a day*, on average.

Safran pioneered the use of carbon brakes, replacing traditional steel brakes starting in the 1980s. This technical revolution resulted in significant weight savings and allowed faster cooling of brakes and therefore quicker aircraft turnaround. Furthermore, carbon brakes offer twice the endurance of their steel counterparts, allowing airlines to reduce maintenance costs as well as fuel consumption.

*excepted for the current Covid-related period


Safran Landing Systems: A world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems, covering mainline, regional and business airplanes, helicopters and military aircraft.

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