Belgium A country key to Safran’s aeronautical and space activity
Safran has been present in the country for 40 years. Today, the Group has over 1,500 employees in Belgium, spread over two sites (Liege and Brussels).
Safran designs, develops and produces sub-assemblies, equipment and test benches for aero engines in Belgium.
The Group’s Belgian company, Safran Aero Boosters, specializes in fluid control valves for space propulsion.
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At its 65,000 m2 site at Milmort (near Liege) Safran produces sub-assemblies, equipment and test benches for aero engines, and has two of the three external test benches for the LEAP® engine.
A world leader in low-pressure compressors and oil systems for civil aircraft engines, Safran Aero Boosters is also a front-runner in the manufacture of test benches for aeronautical propulsion. The company is also an acknowledged specialist in control equipment for space propulsion.
The Safran Aircraft Engine Services Brussels site at Zaventem (near Brussels airport) has for over sixty years been a center of excellence for aircraft-engine maintenance. The site specializes in particular in maintaining and repairing CFM56®-2, CFM56-3 and CFM56-7 engines, and in repairing combustion chambers for all versions of the CFM56 engine.
Active in the aerospace market from the start of European space travel, Safran Aero Boosters has to date delivered over 12,000 sets of flight equipment for space programs (with an operational reliability of 100%).
Safran Aero Boosters partners the ArianeGroup in Ariane 6, equipping both its engines (Vulcain 2.1® and Vinci®) and its upper stage. It supplies 20 items of equipment per launcher.
Safran Aero Boosters is very active in Research & Technology, and is also a partner in all the upcoming European propulsion programs (Prometheus, ETID and M10/Vega-E).
Innovation, research and training
In partnership with the Government in Wallonia (the French-speaking region of Belgium), the Group is investing significant sums in R&D in the country, including enhancements to the low-pressure compressors: lighter composite materials will be used in aircraft engines so they are more efficient, use less fuel and emit less CO2.