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Safran Power Units announces new branding for latest generation business jet APUs


NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition – Orlando, November 1, 2016

Safran Power Units has announced the designation of its two latest APUs for the business jet market.

These name changes are part of the full acquisition in 2014 from Pratt & Whitney of two strategic programs currently under development.

These new names indicate the basic power rating in kilowatts of the turbines and the aircraft manufacturer application. In accordance with this new nomenclature, that will apply to future business jet APU’s, the following changes will be made:

  • APU for the Dassault Aviation Falcon 5X is now designated SPU150[DA],
  • APU for the Bombardier Global 7000* and 8000* is now designated SPU300[BA].

The SPU150[DA] and SPU300[BA] are state-of-the-art electric and pneumatic power sources. The SPU150[DA] is specially designed for midsize and super midsize business jets. The SPU300[BA] is meant for long range, high performance business jets.

Safran Power Units is committed to providing reliable and competitive power systems and services to meet the demands of new generation business jets.

* Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.

Safran Power Units designs and manufactures auxiliary power units (APU) and starting systems for civil and military aircraft, as well as turbojet engines for missiles and target drones. It is a world leader in its market, with over 21,000 systems delivered worldwide.

For more information: www.safran-group.com and safran-power-units.com / Follow @Safran on Twitter 

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