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Safran is an industry-leading supplier for the U.S. aerospace sector. Every day thousands of fixed and rotor-wing aircraft take to the skies equipped with highly reliable solutions designed and produced by Safran in the United States.
Safran’s expertise covers a number of aircraft components and systems including propulsion systems for civil and military aircraft; landing, braking and electrical wiring systems; and related services. Safran works directly with aircraft manufacturers to support jetliner programs such as the Boeing’s 700 series; Airbus A30’ range; and the Dassault Aviation & Textron and business jets, along with a range of civil helicopters from Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky and others.
Leading the way in landing systems
Safran is the industry-leader in the design, development, production and support of landing systems.
Through Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Safran supports more than 24,000 aircraft making over 40,000 landings globally each day – leveraging a U.S. presence that includes a state-of-the-art production facility in Walton, Kentucky; a repair station in Miami, Florida; and offices in Sterling, Virginia and Seattle, Washington.
A pivotal role in aviation propulsion
Wired to the future
Safran’s aviation capabilities also include advanced electrical wiring systems for commercial airliners that span the development cycle. In the U.S., this wiring systems activity is managed by Labinal Power Systems (Safran) – which supplies electrical connection systems for the full lines of Boeing and Airbus commercial jetliners, as well as military aircraft.
A benchmark in propulsion system development and production is the Cincinnati-based CFM International - a joint venture of Snecma (Sfran) and GE Aviation. CFM International’s product line of CFM56 jet engines power more than 10,000 aircraft worldwide, including Boeing 737s and Airbus A320 Family jetliners. The same successful operating practices have been applied to Nexcelle, a joint venture of Safran’s Aircelle and GE Aviation’s Middle River Aircraft Systems. From its headquarters in Cincinnati, Nexcelle develops integrated propulsion systems for jet engine applications. Its first two program wins are CFM International’s LEAP-1C on the COMAC C919 single-aisle jetliner, and GE’s Passport engine on the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 business aircraft.
A new highly-advanced composites manufacturing facility in Rochester, New Hampshire has further expanded Safran’s U.S. presence in the aviation propulsion market. Shared by Safran Aerospace Composites and Albany Engineered Composites, this 300,000-sq. ft. site produces manufactures 3D woven composite parts for aircraft engines like the innovative CFM International LEAP engine.
Decades of expertise in after-market services
Safran also provides an extensive range of services that ensure commercial, corporate and military aircraft operate safely and at optimum performance levels. North and South American operators are supported with the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty. The company provides a full range of MRO services for landing systems and related hydraulics that help aircraft components maintain their value throughout the life cycle. Safran’s cost-effective repair solutions across all aircraft are tailored to meet the quality, cost and turn-time needs of a highly competitive market.
Snecma is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft and rocket engines. In addition to CFM International, and CFM Materials - equally owned subsidiaries with GE - Snecma’s American presence includes marketing and business development and airline support representatives across the country.
Aircelle is a leading international designer and integrator of engine nacelles. Aircelle’s U.S. activities are centered on sales and marketing for the company’s OEM and after-market business. With the distinction of being the only nacelle integrator present in all market segments, it supports platforms such as the Bombardier Global and Challenger 300, Gulfstream G500 and G280, Learjet 85 and Cessna Longitude.
Labinal Power Systems is a world leader in electrical wiring interconnection systems and, a specialist in onboard power systems. Its subsidiary Aerosource provides MRO services for airborne electrical equipment. Another subsidiary Technofan, is a leading supplier of ventilation systems. The operating unit also includes Safran Engineering Services, which offers high-tech solutions for the aerospace, energy and land transport markets.
Messier-Bugatti USA handles the production and refurbishment of carbon brake disks, as well as production of wheels and brakes for civil and military customers in the Americas. The Messier-Bugatti-Dowty MRO division supports commercial and regional airliners, and MBT Repair handles wheel & brake, repair and overhaul services.