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Safran reveals VERSA, a new enhanced generation of herringbone, state-of-the-art long haul business class seat

Hambourg, 2 avril 2019

Safran Seats reveals at Aircraft Interiors Exhibition a new generation of high-end business class seat called, Versa. This new seats concept is built upon a new modular platform that delivers weight and space optimizations and a capability to address efficiently an extensive range of airlines requirements.

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What does the future hold in store for the Open Rotor?

On March 14 in Washington, D.C., Aviation Week organized its Laureate Awards, which have recognized major achievements in aerospace and defense for over 60 years. The Open Rotor being developed by Safran won the Propulsion category in this year's Laureate Awards.

Safran Innovation Awards spotlight employee creativity

Paris, February 13, 2019

Year after year, Safran provides further proof of the capital importance of innovation. The Group's R&D investments in 2017 hit 1.4 billion euros, and a number of new projects saw the light of day. In 2005, the Group created Safran Innovation Awards, which recognize employees' most promising innovations, whether concerning new technologies or suggestions from the shop floor. These awards clearly illustrate Safran's willingness to listen to new ideas and foster their development and application.

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Safran Seat is awarded the Janus Label of Excellence by the Institut Français du Design for its Skylounge Core business class seat

A unanimous decision by the jury

The jury at the Institut Français du Design has unanimously awarded its Janus Label of Excellence to the Skylounge Core seat in business class. The seat, to be marketed in 2019, meets all five of the "E" criteria for the Label: Economical, Esthetic, Ergonomic, Ethical, and Emotional.

 

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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.

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