Kentucky is home to the Safran Landing Systems business
Safran’s industrial presence in Kentucky was underscored by the participation of Safran Landing Systems at the state’s recent Aviation/Aerospace Day, held in the capital city of Frankfort.
Aviation/aerospace is among Kentucky’s largest industries, with Safran Landing Systems being one of 80 companies from this sector in the Bluegrass State. Its Walton facility is focused on aircraft wheels and carbon brakes. The business’ activities include production of these carbon brakes and their refurbishment for North American airlines, with the company's products also used on military aircraft.
One of Safran Landing Systems’ most recent contract announcements was with American Airlines, which will upgrade its Boeing 737NG airliner fleet from steel to carbon brakes – representing more than 300 aircraft currently in operation.
This upgrade to Safran Landing Systems’ carbon brakes will help American Airlines meet its sustainability commitments through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 77 tons per 737NG aircraft every year. Safran Landing Systems’ carbon brakes are lighter than steel brakes, with up to 700 pounds (320 kg) of weight savings per aircraft.
By participating in this year’s Kentucky Aviation/Aerospace Day, managers from Safran Landing Systems had the opportunity to reinforce its interaction with the state’s legislators, along with the educational sector, industry suppliers and others.