Safran wraps up its summer internship season with events in California and Texas
In completing its summertime activities, the Safran North America Talent team brought together U.S. interns, as well as participants from the French VIE International Internship Program, for informative meetings and tours at company sites in California and Texas.
A Summer Social gathering in California included plant tours led by company ambassadors and human resource leaders, a question-and-answer session with Safran leaders, networking opportunities, and a fun bowling event.
Safran Cabin’s global headquarters in Huntington Beach was featured in the activity, where a Design and Innovation Studio highlights the company’s latest innovations – including clean cabin technologies for passenger aircraft. Also involved was the Garden Grove-based customer support site, which offers repair capabilities for Safran Cabin’s entire North America product range and houses an AOG (Aircraft on Ground) team to support customers.
Another location for the intern visits in California was Safran Passenger Innovations’ facility at Brea, where in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and connectivity systems are developed for the airline industry worldwide.
As a follow up to its North Texas Summer Social held in June, the Safran North America Talent team offered Dallas/Fort Worth-based interns and VIEs the opportunity to tour two operations in Grand Prairie: Safran Electronics & Defense Avionics; and Safran Helicopter Engines.
Safran Electronics & Defense Avionics provides MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) services, along with marketing and sales of avionics equipment. Customers supported at this site include Airbus Helicopters (for the complete autopilot system of the U.S. Army’s UH-72 Lakota helicopter) and Bell Textron (flight controls for the Bell 429 rotorcraft).
The visit to Safran Helicopter Engines underscored the importance of this operation – located at Grand Prairie for over 40 years – in providing helicopter engine assembly, MRO services, as well as training for a wide U.S. customer base of over 400 operators. The U.S. Coast Guard's H-65 Dolphin and U.S. Army's UH-72 Lakota helicopters – as well as rotorcraft flown by many law enforcement agencies, medical services providers and civil operators – are powered by Safran Arriel engines assembled at the Grand Prairie facility.