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Outside view of the Safran Nacelles building in Burnley

Safran Nacelles in the United Kingdom

Industrial site

The Safran Nacelles site based in the north of England in Burnley, a former manufacturing town which is now known for its expertise in engineering and the aeronautical industry, offers unique expertise in the areas of composites, sheet metal work, thrust reversers and final assembly.

Safran Nacelles Ltd, Bancroft Road Lancashire BB10 2TQ Burnley

United Kingdom

53° 48' 1" N , 2° 13' 22" W
Outside view of the Safran Nacelles building at Burnley
Outside view of the Safran Nacelles building at Burnley
Outside view of the Safran Nacelles building at Burnley
© Tim Bradley / Safran
Martin and Dean work on a thrust reverser for Honeywell's HTF7000 engine
Martin and Dean work on a thrust reverser for Honeywell's HTF7000 engine
Martin and Dean work on a thrust reverser for Honeywell's HTF7000 engine
© Ben Gold / CAPA Pictures / Safran
Welding booth
Welding booth
Welding booth
© Ray Smith / CAPA Pictures / Safran Safran Nacelles' Burnley site is synonymous with…
Chris is working on the thrust reverser of an A330neo
Chris is working on the thrust reverser of an A330neo
Chris is working on the thrust reverser of an A330neo
© Ben Gold / CAPA Pictures / Safran
HTF7000 barrel lay up in Composites
HTF7000 barrel lay up in Composites
HTF7000 barrel lay up in Composites
© Philippe Stroppa / Safran Safran Nacelles Ltd. is the U.K. operation of…
Safran Nacelles’ Burnley site in figures
550
Men and women
48,000 sq.m
Surface area
Finished unit in final inspection A330

Programs

Safran Nacelles' Burnley site is synonymous with the manufacture of nacelle systems and thrust reversers. In recent years, the site had been primarily associated with the Airbus A330, but is now embarking on new programmes such as the Airbus A320neo and Comac C919. With the Airbus A330 also having a new engine option, the Airbus A330neo, the site will be able to offer a broader product portfolio.

Our nacelle systems support the aircraft aerodynamics by ensuring the flow of primary flow (flow entering the engine compressor) and secondary (stream flowing around the engine); aircraft acoustics, by reducing engine noise; aircraft braking, via the thrust reverser system; and aircraft safety, by ensuring the containment of engine fires or debris during incidents.

 

CND robotic (Non Destructive Testing) method by infrared thermography on a complex composite acoustic panel of the A320neo nacelle thrust reverser

Technology

Safran Nacelles' Burnley facility has a tremendous history and heritage in the aerospace industry and benefits from excellent products, processes and people.

The site boasts a world-class composites facility and excellent skills in sheet metal – as you'd expect from a business at the heart of the North West of England - the largest concentration of aerospace companies outside the USA.

Given the Burnley site's expertise in composites, sheet metal, thrust reverser and final assembly, the site plays a major role in manufacturing, alongside Le Havre and Morocco.

 

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  • © Philippe Stroppa / Safran
  • © Ray Smith / CAPA Pictures / Safran
  • © Ben Gold / CAPA Pictures / Safran
  • © Tim Bradley / Safran