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Safran Test Cells (Subsidiary of Safran Aero Boosters) World leader in test-cell engineering for aero-engines

Safran Test Cells has specialized for over 60 years in Aero-Engine Test Facilities for the Commercial & Military Market. The Company offers turnkey test facility projects, upgrades, data acquisition and control system, engine test equipment, and services.

Our expertise

Test Cells and DACS

Safran Test Cells offers turnkey test facility projects as well as upgrade solutions, which enhanced engine capacity. Its added value lies in A to Z project management, from design to manufacturing, hardware and software installations - Data Acquisision and Control System (DACS) - , setup and product service support.

Engine Test Equipment

Safran Test Cells designs, manufactures and installs a wide range of specific test equipment used for indoor and outdoor testing, using both composite and metallic material.

Support, Maintenance & Services (SMS)

Safran Test Cells offers a large range of Engine Test Cells Services, including audits, equipment upgrades and longterm maintenance programs under its SMS branch.

Development test cells

Thanks to highly precise equipment, Safran Test Cells captures thousands of static and dynamic measurements, allowing to validate the technologies, designs and innovative materials of the engines of the future.

Production test cells

Focused on maximum reliability and availability of the system, Safran Test Cells, thanks to its precision tools, allows engine manufacturers to validate the performance of engines before they are put into service.

MRO test cells

Designed to monitor and check performance levels, MRO test cells assess the quality and safety of engines in service. Safran Test Cells is the world leader for this type of test cell.

Four test cells in Belgium

Designed to be adapted and tailored to its clients' needs, Safran Test Cells operates 4 test cells, 1 test simulator and 3 demonstration test cells.

Test cells for Turbofans

The company has already proven its reliability on more than 40 types of engines, providing its expertise to major OEMs and MRO centers. One in three large-diameter turbofan test cells has been designed by the company.

Test cells for Turbojets

Having worked for more than 30 years in the field military aviation, Safran Test Cells provides specialized test cells to the air forces of more than 20 different countries.

Test cells for Turboprops

Specialized in all types of engines, Safran Test Cells designs and equips test cells for propeller engines, including the TP400 that powers the A400M.

Test cells for Turboshafts

Safran Test Cells has designed, produced and equipped test cells for more than 20 types of helicopter engines and has developed a patent for Control & Command of the brake system which anticipates rapid transitions.

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large test cells worldwide


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offices for a global 24/7 service

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A subsidiary of Safran Aero Boosters

As a worldwide leader in its sector, Safran Aero Boosters designs, develops and produces modules, equipment and test cells for aircraft and space engines. Based in Belgium, Safran Aero Boosters has two subsidiaries in the United States and employs 1,700 people.

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Focus on China

A trusted supplier close to his customers

Providing engine test equipment and facilities for several Chinese customers since more than 25 years, Safran, through its Safran Test Cells Division in Belgium and in USA, has been active and privileged to be a part of the Chinese aviation industry. With a dedicated local team, Safran provides to its Chinese customers all kinds of support and maintenance services, from preventive to curative maintenance requirements. Safran is the biggest supplier in Test Cells Utilities and Services in China with customers located in Shanghai, Chengdu, Beijing, Zhuhai and Xiamen. With 3 additional test cells recently contracted, Safran also built under contract with AECC CAE two new development test cells for the first Chinese commercial turbofan engine, the CJ1000, and a turboshaft facility at Dongan in Harbin.

7x7 meters test cell adapted by Cenco International® for LEAP engine test (on the picture : LEAP 1B) – Belgium - Safran Aero Boosters Liers test center – june 2015

LEAP, a success story

As Safran Aero Boosters initiated the development of the booster module for the LEAP engines’ next generation, Safran Test Cells immediately began to upgrade its Test Cells and DACS in order to prepare for the first test of development engines. Safran Test Cells also started a completely new site to assemble engine test equipment. Today, this new site is one-of-a-kind to perform a pre-installation fit-up for the adapter, cowls and boat tails, avoiding installation issues and saving critical downtime. Safran Test Cells is the only company to have CFMI approved designs for all LEAP 1A and 1B test hardware, to manufacture and deliver complete hardware sets. The company also supports the aftermarket with best-in-class service, repairs and spares.

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