Safran delivers the 100th nacelle system for Airbus’ A330neo wide-body jetliner
Toulouse, France, September 27, 2019
The 100th nacelle system for Airbus’ A330neo wide-body jetliner has been delivered by Safran Nacelles, marking another milestone for this very large engine component on which the company has complete responsibility – from design to integration, as well as in-service support.
Maintaining its rapid pace after the program go-ahead in 2014, Safran Nacelles’ 100th delivery occurred just 13 months after the initial production nacelle system was supplied to Airbus in August 2018. It followed a 48-month development that was a record for Safran Nacelles.
The A330neo nacelle systems benefit from Safran Nacelles’ proven expertise, being more aerodynamic and lighter with the use of composite materials, as well as contributing to the aircraft’s lower noise level through the use of enhanced acoustic treatment.
With an external diameter of 3.65 meters, the A330neo nacelles are in the same large-size category as those on Airbus’ double-deck A380 – for which Safran Nacelles also has full development and integration responsibility.
“Our 100th A330neo nacelle delivery to Airbus is a tribute to the dedication of Safran Nacelles’ teams, who have been committed to its success from the start, and once again demonstrates our company’s role as a world-leading Tier 1 nacelle system developer, producer, integrator and supplier,” said Chief Executive Officer Cédric Goubet.
All of Safran Nacelles’ primary industrial sites are involved in production of the A330neo nacelle system: Le Havre, France; Burnley, England; Casablanca, Morocco; and Colomiers, France located near Airbus’ A330 final assembly line at Toulouse Blagnac Airport.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Nacelles is a world leader for aircraft nacelles and an active player in after-market services, with over 21,700 products in service, and over 140,000 daily flight hours. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners.
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