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Spain Safran, a local presence in aerospace and defense

The Group is present in Spain and employs 200 people in two design offices specializing in the transport sector. It also carries out defense work in the country.

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Aerospace

Safran products are used in the aircraft fleets of most local airlines, and in many helicopters.

Defense

Safran supplies defense equipment to its Spanish industrial partners and supplies engines for the country’s military helicopters.

200 +
staff in the country
370
helicopter engines in service in Spain

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Aerospace

Safran Electrical & Power has a subsidiary, Safran Engineering Services, with two sites in Spain, one at Getafe, and the other at Valladolid. Safran Engineering Services carries out engineering and design work and feasibility studies for projects in both the aeronautics and road transport sectors. The two Spanish sites offer a full range of engineering services, from product development to after-sales service and internal assistance.

Vueling

Safran Aircraft Engines, via the joint venture CFM International, currently supplies engines to several Spanish airlines, in particular those in the IAG Group (Iberia, Vueling and Air Europa).

Safran Helicopter Engines supplies turbines to over 150 civil helicopters currently in service in the country.

 

A400M

Defense

Safran cooperates within the EPI consortium with ITP, Rolls-Royce and MTU to develop the TP400 engine assembled in Germany. The engine drives the Airbus A400M, assembled in Seville. EPI is a company under German law with an office in Madrid with 25 seconded Safran employees.

Safran also supplies engines for around one hundred military helicopters in the country.

Detail of a Safran Electronics & Defense product

Safran Electronics & Defense supplies Escribano Mechanical and Engineering with approximately one hundred gyroscopes per year to stabilize remote weapon stations (RWS). An exclusivity agreement with the RWS manufacturer (Guardian I) was also signed in 2018. Safran Electronics & Defense also supplies gyroscopes both to Tecnobit to stabilize their optronic pods and to Sener as part of a subcontracting program for Saab. Safran Electronics & Defense is accredited to stabilize the gunner station for the Saab missile launcher (RBS 70).

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