Founding of CFM International, a 50/50 joint venture with General Electric. The company's mandate is to design, manufacture, market and service CFM56 turbofan engines for single-aisle commercial jets. The CFM56 is the world's biggest seller in this sector, fitted to over 8,000 aircraft worldwide, including Boeing 737s and the Airbus A320 family of jetliners.
Creation of Turbomeca Engine Corporation, USA. Turbomeca provides the turbine turboshaft engines used on military helicopters like the U.S. Army's UH-72A Lakota and the H-65 Dolphin of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Creation of CFAN, a joint venture with GE Aircraft Engines. This 50/50 joint venture between GE Aviation and Safran's Snecma produces the highly advanced composite fan blades used on most modern airliners in service today.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty opens a wheels and carbon brakes facility in Walton, KY.
Acquisition of Corinth Inc., Boeing's electrical wiring business, renamed Labinal Corinth, Inc.
Launch of Nexcelle: A joint venture for nacelles which sees Safran (Aircelle business unit) and GE Aviation (Middle River Aircraft Systems) build upon their historic partnership.
Renewal of GE/Safran partnership. The same year, the two engine-makers, equal partners in CFM International since 1974, use the opportunity of the U.K.'s Farnborough Airshow to renew their agreement until 2040.
Safran acquires a majority stake in GE Homeland Protection. Renamed Morpho Detection, the company delivers detection systems for explosives, narcotics and chemical, radiological, and nuclear material
The acquisition of Motorola's biometrics Printrak business is completed and the company is renamed MorphoTrak.
Acquisition of Optics 1, a leading independent optics and optical systems company, covering systems design, manufacturing, and system integration of precision optical products.
Launch of CFM Materials. CFM International parent companies Snecma (Safran) and GE launch the CFM Materials joint venture to supply serviceable material to aviation customers around the globe.
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Microturbo and Pratt & Whitney AeroPower form partnership for new-generation power systems aimed at the corporate and business aircraft market.
Acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions, significantly enhancing the Group's identity management capabilities. The company is later renamed MorphoTrust and now operates as part of Safran's existing Morpho security business.
Building on three years of successful cooperation, the Safran group's Aircelle business unit signs an agreement with Applied Composites Engineering (ACE) to enlarge the scope of jet engine thrust reverser and nacelle repair performed by ACE in the United States.
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Completed acquisition of Goodrich Electrical Power Systems (GEPS). Renamed Safran Power, this acquisition brings key additional capabilities in electrical technologies to Safran, making a breakthrough in the company's "all electrical aircraft" strategic roadmap.
Labinal relocates to Denton, TX, doubling the footprint of its facility dedicated to the production of wire harnesses for customers such as Boeing, Sikorsky and Bell Helicopter.
Creation of Labinal Power Systems – a worldwide leader in electrical power systems. Safran's electrical power system activities - Labinal, Safran Power, Aerosource, Safran Engineering Services and Technofan – are consolidated into one integrated entity. The new company, Labinal Power Systems, is a world leader in all aircraft electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) and power systems.
Safran and Albany International inaugurate a new plant for 3D woven RTM composite aircraft engine parts in Rochester, NH.
Microturbo (Safran) reinforces partnership with Pratt & Whitney AeroPower for business jet and regional APU program development.
Acquisition of the APS2 and APS500[D] programs, and creation of Microturbo APU LLC TBC with Microturbo.
U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters fitted with the Turbomeca Arriel 2C2-CG engine have logged a combined one million flight hours.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty of the Safran Group, through its subsidiary MBD Wheel and Brake Repair and Services (formerly MBT Repair), announces the opening of a new wheel and brake repair facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This new shop will provide support for operators of the Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737, 767, 777 and 787 that have contracted with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for wheel and brake MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) services.
The U.S. Coast Guard chooses BlueNaute, the high-tech navigation system of Sagem (a unit of Safran) to modernize a dozen of its Juniper WLB-class ships.
Microturbo launches a new production plant in San Diego, California to build auxiliary power units for small commercial aircraft.
The business units that make up the Safran group are consolidated under a single identity and unified brand name: Safran.
Safran Landing Systems breaks ground on a $100-million-plus expansion of its Walton, Kentucky plant for aircraft carbon brake production and refurbishment.
Safran inaugurates a new facility in Charleston, South Carolina. Located near Boeing's jetliner final assembly facility, this new site will support the assembly of wiring as well as landing gear activities for the 787 Dreamliner.
The first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, powered by the Arrius 2R from Safran Helicopter Engines, is provided to a private operator. Deliveries of U.S.-built Arrius 2R turboshaft engines to Bell Helicopter began in 2016 for use in the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.
Safran completes the sale of its identity and security activities to Advent International.
Safran Electrical & Power celebrates the expansion of its facility in Sarasota, Florida with a grand opening.
Zodiac joins Safran to create the world's third largest aerospace company (excluding aircraft manufacturers).