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Safran Aircraft Engines applies its skills and expertise to the widebody aircraft market

Safran Aircraft Engines contributes its latest technological innovations in fans, compressors and turbines to a number of large turbofan engine programs.

B777-300ER company Air France equipped with GE90-115B

A major partner of GE Aviation on the GE90 engine

Safran Aircraft Engines has a 23.7% stake in the GE90, the most powerful commercial aircraft engine in the world, which powers the Boeing 777. We are in charge of the design and production of high- and low-pressure compressors, while the composite fan blades for the GE90 are produced by CFAN, a 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE.

Our expertise in composites for the GE9X

For the new GE9X engine, selected by Boeing as the exclusive powerplant on its 777X long-range widebody twin-engine jet, Safran Aircraft Engines is contributing its expertise in 3D-woven RTM composite materials by developing and producing the fan case. Safran Aircraft Engines will also supply the turbine rear frame and, through subsidiary CFAN, the composite fan blades.

Successful partnerships

Safran Aircraft Engines’ contributions to other programs include the high-pressure compressor for the GP7200, which powers the Airbus A380; production, assembly and testing of the CF6-80; and production of composite fan blades (via CFAN) for GEnx engines powering the Boeing 787 and 747-8.

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