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Safran consolidates its research into ceramic matrix composites

"Safran first started working on CMCs back in the 1970s. Today, this new center will give the Group the means to step up innovation in this field," says Marc Montaudon, Head of Safran Ceramics center which is based in Le Haillan, near Bordeaux.

Safran inaugurates ceramic matrix composites research center

Le Haillan, November 6, 2018

The new research center houses a hundred specialists and about 20 doctoral students, with access to 200 state-of-the-art machines, some the only ones of their kind in the world. All machinery and equipment is interconnected to support the real-time acquisition of research data, a key to accelerating innovation and supporting agile research.

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Safran’s HRG Crystal™ and Onyx™: a revolution in high-performance naval inertial reference systems

Because of its simple design and mature technologies, the HRG Crystal™ allows Safran to develop new inertial navigation systems featuring ultra-high reliability for both civil and military applications, and offering a wide choice of performance specifications.

First ground test of Safran’s hybrid electric propulsion system

July 19, 2018, Pau-Pyrenees Airport

Safran has passed a major milestone in its hybrid electric propulsion roadmap with the first ground test of a distributed propulsion system. The test run took place at a Safran Helicopter Engines test facility near Pau-Pyrenees Airport, in France.

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Paris Air Forum spotlights four startups supported by Safran

Paris, June 21, 2018

Of the eight startups singled out for awards at the Paris Air Forum 2018, four are supported by Safran Corporate Ventures. At the ceremony, these early-stage companies, in which Safran's venture capital arm has invested, were recognized by the major industry players and the Greater Paris region for their innovative edge and credibility in the aerospace sector.

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Bell and Safran Announce Shared Vision for On Demand Mobility

19 June 2018, Cologne, Germany

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the Future of Transportation World Conference a newly formed collaboration with Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) on the development of innovative hybrid electric power system solutions to support Bell's vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft concept.

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Interview with Charles, a Prototype Designer

Portrait de Charles

What is your role at Safran Analytics?

As my job titles suggests, my mission is to make prototypes of solutions to ensure they are viable, before the company invests too many resources in their development. So, I work at the very early stage of the concept and remain focused on the user experience.

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