Coronavirus (Covid-19) latest information

Latest news at 2020/03/27 - 12:23 PM GMT+1

Safran is committed to help prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), with a focus on protecting the health of our employees.

On March 18, Safran suspended production in countries most affected by the COVID-19 virus to allow it to step up cleaning and disinfection operations in addition to existing procedures. 

On Monday, March 23, production is resuming gradually in those countries. Work has been reorganized to incorporate the most stringent health and safety guidelines for employees. 

The same measures are taken in all Safran locations worldwide, in order to ensure that they continue with their business activities or adapt them to meet the needs of our customers, in complete compliance with their national government's guidance on the coronavirus. 

Safran has recommended that employees telecommute if their job allows (no constraints related to equipment or physical presence).

Following school closures in certain countries / zones, measures have been implemented for employees who have to stay at home to care for their children, following the compensation terms in each country.

For more information about the possible closing of Safran locations, see below:

France : In France, our activities will resume gradually since Monday, March 23.

India: Following official instructions from Indian authorities, all Safran sites in India are now closed until further notice.

Netherlands: One of the two Safran Cabin offices in Alkmaar (Toermalijnstraat) is closed until April 6, 2020.

Canada: Safran Cabin has suspended production at its site in Montreal, Canada for 3 weeks, starting 24 March, 2020.

USA: Safran Cabin has suspended production at its sites in Bellingham, Marysville and Newport, WA, starting 26 March until April 10, 2020.

France:
Le Havre-Pont-Audemer-Saclay et Toulouse : After deep-cleaning and disinfection operations on all French sites, we have resumed the activities that are essential to support our customers. Only people who have been issued an authorisation by the Management can access their site.
Florange : Activities that are essential to support our customers will start again on Monday, March 30th. Only the people authorized by local management can access the site.

United-Kingdom: Access to Burnley site is restricted starting Monday March 30th, 2020 until April 3rd, 2020 included. Only the people authorized by local management can access the site. 

In order to effectively combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Belgian Government announced reinforced measures on March 17. Belgian companies are henceforth obliged to strictly comply with social distancing measures or risk being closed down. Consequently, Safran Aero Boosters has decided to drastically reduce its activities as of today, Wednesday, March 18. However, to meet the high priority needs of its customers, teams will remain on hand to ensure the continuity of essential and critical activities at its sites.

France: in our plants, we have adapted the activities to our customers' needs, in compliance with local government's guidance. Only essential activities will be maintained. 

Tunisia: in our plants, we have adapted the activities to our customers' needs, in compliance with local government's guidance. Only essential activities will be maintained. 

India : Following official instructions from Indian authorities, Hyderabad site in India is now closed until March 31.

Safran Electronics & Defense and its subsidiaries over the world is ensuring the continuity of its essential activities, adapted to customers' needs, with specific work organization and in compliance with sanitary and local government's guidance. 

South Africa: Following official instructions from authorities, Safran Electronics & Defense South Africa is now closed until further notice. 

France: Safran Aircraft Engines has decided to step up cleaning and disinfection operations at all its locations in France. As a result, the company has asked its employees not to report to their sites between now and Sunday, March 22 inclusive.

However, this period will require the presence of personnel essential to the security of the sites and of some of our industrial facilities, as well as to support for customer operations that cannot be provided off-site. These individuals were notified by their manager on Wednesday, March 18.

To meet the high priority needs of its civil and military customers, Safran Aircraft Engines is ensuring the continuity of its essential and critical activities.

India: Following official instructions from Indian authorities, all Safran sites in India are now closed until further notice.

Safran Transmission Systems has decided to step up cleaning and disinfection operations at its Colombes site in France. As a result, the company has asked its employees not to report to the site between now and Monday, March 23 inclusive.

However, this period will require the presence of personnel essential to the security of the sites and of some of our industrial facilities, while support for our customers' operations cannot be provided off-site. These individuals were notified by their manager on Wednesday, March 18.

To meet the high priority needs of its civil and military customers, Safran Transmission Systems is ensuring the continuity of its essential and critical activities.

France: Gradual recovery of our activities since Monday, March 23 on our French sites. A specific health protocol is carried out for each employee who comes back on site. This recovery will be gradual and is important for supporting our customers.

France: very gradual recovery of our activities since Monday, March 23, in accordance with local means and work organization in the framework of partial activity.
We will carry on cleaning and safety operations at work stations whenever necessary to guarantee that our employees work in the proper health and safety conditions.

Québec : (Mirabel plant, Montreal) : supension of activities from March 25 for 3 weeks in accordance with governmental decision.

USA: Safran Passenger Innovations in Brea, CA is now closed through April, 3.

Read the letter sent on March 18, 2020, by Philippe Petitcolin, Safran CEO, to all Safran employees worldwide

Safran takes actions to adapt to the current crisis:

• Enhanced adaptation plan
• 2020 guidance withdrawn
• Cancellation of 2019 dividend proposal with cash impact of €1bn
• New €3bn credit line

To learn more, read the press release

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