Safran’s contribution to the airbus A400M
Safran's contribution to the airbus A400M
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GPS Inertial Navigation System
Thanks to this hybridized (inertial/GPS) navigation system developed by Safran (Safran Electronics & Defense) the aircraft can carry out a range of air transport missions, from military refueling to humanitarian rescue, including in hostile environments.Learn more
The most powerful turboprop in the Western world, the TP400 is developed and produced by Safran (Safran Aircraft Engines, 32% workshare), within the EuroProp International (EPI) consortium. Specifically designed for the A400M, the TP400 develops 11,600 SHP and offers the highest standards of reliability, operational readiness and versatility, with low operating costs.Learn more
Photo : © Frédéric Lert / Safran
Engine Control Calculators
FADEC International's full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) systems are developed by Safran (Safran Electronics & Defense), jointly with BAE Systems, within the FADEC International 50/50 joint venture. The control unit on the Airbus A400M is adapted to the specific requirements of the high-power propeller turboprop.Learn more
Wiring and Electrical Generation
Safran (Safran Electrical & Power) designs and manufactures electrical harnesses for the nose of the A400M. The harnesses, which contain nearly one hundred wires for a total of 17,000 connections, mainly use aluminum cable technology to reach the weight targets of military transport aircraft. Safran Electrical & Power also supplies the A400M's electrical generation system through Aerolec, its joint venture with Thales AES.Learn more
Twelve-wheel landing gears and electromechanical equipment to open and close emergency landing gear doors are designed and manufactured by Safran (Safran Landing Systems). Safran Landing Systems also supplies the wheels and carbon brakes of the landing gears.Learn more
Photo : © Cyril Abad / CAPA Pictures / Safran
Safran (Safran Ventilation Systems) supplies the A400M's ventilation system with specially designed equipment for high-pressure air conditioning.Learn more
Engine accessory gearbox
Safran (Safran Transmission Systems) provides the engine accessory gearbox, including the TP400 (11,600 SHP) engine power transmission, in line with the A400M's reliability, weight and maintenance cost requirements.Learn more
Life jackets and rafts
The life jackets and life rafts on board Airbus' A400M military airlifter are from Safran (Safran Aerosystems).
Fuel distribution and gauging systems
Safran (Safran Aerosystems) supplies Airbus A400M fuel distribution and gauging systems.
Control cockpit equipment
Safran (Safran Aerosystems) supplies a variety of components to outfit A400M cockpit.
Crew seats on board Airbus A400M are provided by Safran (Safran Seats).
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mainly of aluminum, to reduce weight as much as possible