Safran Aircraft Engines, the aircraft and rocket engine manufacturer
Safran Aircraft Engines designs, develops, produces and sells engines for commercial and military aircraft, launch vehicles and satellites. We also offer a complete range of support services to airlines, armed forces and other operators, including fleet management.
Part of the international high-tech group Safran, Safran Aircraft Engines deploys design, development and production capabilities that are behind some of the world's most innovative technology developments. Our extensive Research & Technology efforts help the aviation industry meet its ambitious environmental protection objectives, by developing aircraft engines that are increasingly quiet and economical.
Safran Aircraft Engines's business is organized in four main sectors :
Safran Aircraft Engines operates in all segments of the civil aviation market, drawing on our clear vision of this market, unrivaled expertise and world-class industrial capabilities.
The global success of the CFM56® family, developed, produced and marketed by CFM International, the 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE, clearly reflects our globally recognized expertise. With more than 29,000 engines delivered (at April 30, 2015), the CFM56 is the best selling engine in the history of aviation, and the most reliable of its generation in the single-aisle commercial jet segment.
Safran Aircraft Engines and GE are now developing the new-generation LEAP turbofan engine, also via CFM International, that will make its service entry in 2016. The LEAP benefits from the top technologies of its two parent companies: new-generation composites, 3D aero design, additive manufacturing and more. With 10,500 orders and commitments logged at April 30, 2016, the LEAP is already the best-selling engine while still under development in the history of aviation.
Safran Aircraft Engines is developing a new-generation engine to meet the growing needs of the premium business jet segment, the Silvercrest®. And we are a major contributor to the large turbofan segment, based on partnerships with GE (GE90, GP7200, CF6-80 and GE9X). Through PowerJet, our 50/50 joint company with NPO Saturn, we make the SaM146 engine for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet.
Safran Aircraft Engines offers advanced propulsion solutions to today's armed forces, including the M88 jet engine for the Rafale multirole fighter, and the TP400 turboprop engine for the Airbus A400M military airlifter, via the European consortium Europrop International. Safran Aircraft Engines designs, develops, builds, sells and supports engines for 20 different types of aircraft deployed by 30 countries. With nearly 5,000 of these engines now in service, Safran Aircraft Engines constantly demonstrates its technological expertise and competitive advantages, including 60 years of experience in making state-of-the-art military jet engines.
Safran Aircraft Engines designs, develops and produces propulsion systems and equipment for launchers.
As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Safran Aircraft Engines ensures the highest possible dispatch reliability for our customers, including airlines, other operators and leasing firms. Through our support services brand EngineLife®, we give our commercial customers a complete range of fast, efficient services, tailored to each customer's specific needs. Safran Aircraft Engines deploys a global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) shops, along with 12 centers of excellence in parts repair. In short, we cover the complete engine life cycle, from service entry to dismantling.
Safran Aircraft Engines has 15,700 employees, working at 35 production and MRO facilities and offices worldwide. In 2015, Safran Aircraft Engines posted sales of 7.6 billion euros, with a significant portion plowed back into research, technology and development. Safran Aircraft Engines is one of the world's most innovative companies - we file applications for an average of nearly 500 patents a year !
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