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The world’s second largest aircraft equipment manufacturer, Safran supplies airframers with key systems including landing gear, wheels and brakes, wiring, avionics, navigation systems, evacuation systems and much more. In aviation history, its technologies have often been cutting-edge advancements. Now, the Group’s equipment is becoming lighter and going electric to help make air travel safer and more environmentally friendly.
Safran designs, produces and supports landing gear, wheels, brakes and complete landing systems for commercial mainline and regional airplanes, helicopters and business and military aircraft.
Calling on our advanced engineering skills, we provide products for a number of today’s leading aircraft, including the Airbus A320, A320neo, A330, A350 XWB and A400M, the Boeing 737 Next-Generation, 737 MAX, 777 and 787 Dreamliner, the Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, F-18 and other fighters, and many more. Back in the 1980s, Safran pioneered the use of carbon brakes on aircraft as a higher-performance replacement for conventional steel brakes. This technical revolution resulted in lighter weight, faster cooling and more durable brakes.
Safran has developed acknowledged expertise in all aircraft electrical systems, including power generation, distribution and conversion, electrical wiring interconnect systems (EWIS), including clamps and wiring protection, electric motors and system integration. The world leader in aircraft wiring, we are actively involved in all aspects of “more electric” aircraft, as well as hybrid and all-electric propulsion systems on new platforms such as electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft – with testing already underway on some aircraft of this type.
For more than 50 years now, Safran has offered a wide range of avionics solutions. We apply our expertise, recognized worldwide, to commercial airplanes and helicopters, with cockpit equipment, computers and critical software, electromechanical actuators, navigation, visual perception and data management. Our state-of-the-art technologies give pilots aid, flexibility and precision, while ensuring maximum flight safety.
An acknowledged expert in aircraft systems for flight and ground safety, Safran offers a wide range of products including safety systems (evacuation slides, life rafts and vests, emergency arresting systems, oxygen masks), control systems (fuel management, telemetry) and fluid management. These products are used on commercial mainline and regional airplanes, helicopters, business and military aircraft. We outfit aircraft including the Airbus A350 XWB and A320neo, the Airbus Helicopters H160, Boeing 737 MAX, Sukhoi Superjet 100, Comac C919 and Dassault Aviation Rafale.