Products showcased on the Safran stand

This page describes the main products displayed on the Safran stand at the Paris Air Show.
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LEAP

The LEAP is a new-generation turbofan engine from CFM International, the 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE. Featuring advanced technologies, it reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 15% versus current engines. Different versions of the LEAP have already been selected by Airbus for the A320neo, by Boeing for the 737 MAX and by COMAC for the C919. It started test flights in 2014, and service entry is planned in 2016.

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SILVERCREST

The Silvercrest is a new engine for long-range, large-cabin business jets, wholly designed and developed by Snecma (Safran) to offer unrivaled performance in terms of costs, reliability, maintenance and reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Silvercrest has already been chosen by Dassault Aviation for its new Falcon 5X and by Cessna for the Citation Longitude. Service entry of the Silvercrest is slated for 2017 on the Citation Longitude.

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TP400

The TP400 was designed and is built by Europrop International GmbH (EPI), a European consortium including Snecma (Safran), for the A400M military transport from Airbus Military. The most powerful turboprop engine ever developed in the West, at 11,600 shaft horsepower, the TP400 was certified to both civil and military standards – a first!

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ARIANE 6 and its Vinci® upper-stage engine

Europe's new Ariane 6 launch vehicle will be developed by Airbus Safran Launchers, a 50/50 joint venture combining the propulsion system expertise of Safran with the launcher system expertise of Airbus Group. Safran is responsible for the development and production of the Vinci® cryogenic engine for Ariane 6's upper stage.
Developing 180 kN of thrust (about 40,000 lb), the Vinci® engine will be restartable in flight, which means that Ariane 6 will be able to handle a broader range of satellite launch missions.

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ARRANO

Produced by Turbomeca (Safran), the Arrano is a new-generation engine developing 1,100 to 1,300 shaft horsepower, intended for twin-engine helicopters in the 4 to 6 ton class, or single-engine machines from 2.5 to 3 tons. It reduces fuel consumption by 10 to 15% and is designed for optimized maintenance. Service entry as the exclusive powerplant on the new Airbus Helicopter H160 is scheduled for 2018.

Learn more

E-APU

The e-APU is a new generation of auxiliary power units, designed for "more electric" aircrafts. Offering up to 90 kVA of power, depending on the version, the e-APU entered service on the new AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. It features higher reliability, lower fuel consumption and very competitive cost of ownership.

Learn more

AIRBUS A320neo NACELLE

The nacelle for LEAP-1A-powered Airbus A320neo commercial jets was developed in collaboration with Middle River Aircraft Systems (GE Aviation). Aircelle (Safran) is in charge of the complete nacelle, including integration with the engine.
Widespread use of composites reduces the A320neo nacelle's weight, while also improving performance and acoustics.

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A350 XWB BRAKES

The carbon disks of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) used in the Airbus A380 brakes offer higher efficiency, longer service life and reduced weight compared with the steel brakes used on older generations of civil and military aircraft. The operational advantages of carbon brakes include higher reliability and lower operating costs. For instance, the brakes on the A350 XWB can carry out up to 2,000 landings between major overhauls. Service entry is planned in 2015.

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PATROLLER

The Patroller is a multi-sensor tactical drone from Sagem (Safran), designed for a wide range of both military and homeland security missions. Equipped with an automatic launch system, it offers 24-hour endurance while carrying a payload exceeding 250 kg (550 lb). The Patroller can also be equipped with a "see and avoid" module, enabling it to operate in civil airspace.

Learn more

SIDE STICK UNIT (SSU)

The active side stick unit from Sagem (Safran) is designed for flight control on helicopters and civil aircraft. It features very high reliability and robustness, along with fault tolerance. It facilitates coordination between the pilot and copilot, along with management of unusual situations.

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AASM

The AASM "Hammer" is a family of new-generation smart air-to-ground guided weapons. It adds a guidance kit and propulsion kit to a standard bomb, transforming it into a precision guided weapon. Fired from standoff distance, and autonomous after release, the AASM can hit fixed or moving targets with outstanding accuracy, to meet the emerging needs of today's air forces.

Learn more

EGTS™

The EGTS™ electric taxiing system allows an aircraft to taxi without using its jet engines, thanks to electric motors located on two of the wheels in the main landing gear. The system not only reduces noise at airports, but also cuts fuel consumption (up to 4 % lower per flight cycle), and reduces CO2 emissions during taxiing by 75%. This innovative system is being developed by EGTS International, a joint venture between Safran and Honeywell.

Learn more

MORE ELECTRICAL AIRCRAFT

Safran's comprehensive expertise in aircraft electrical systems is a key driver in the development of a "more electric" aircraft that is more economical, more reliable and less polluting: electrical systems are gradually introduced to replace onboard hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

IGGB®

Hispano-Suiza (Safran), an acknowledged specialist in power transmission systems, is revolutionizing this sector by adding a power generation function to these systems. Dubbed IGGB® (Integrated Generator Gearbox), this innovative system not only drives all engine and aircraft accessories, it also generates electrical power for the aircraft, used to start the engines for instance.

Learn more

Wiring harnesses

Electrical power and data on aircraft are transmitted through wires that are assembled into harnesses. Each aircraft has its own specific electrical layout, chosen by the airline. An aircraft may include hundreds of kilometers of wiring, and thousands of connections.

MORPHOWAVE™

This biometric solution from Morpho (Safran) is capable of reading fingerprints of four fingers with a wave of the hand, without touching the sensor. MorphoWave™ is especially well suited to applications such as border control at airports, access control to busy, high-value sites, and for traffic management.

Learn more

MORPHOWAY™

MorphoWay™ is a multibiometric automatic border control solution, designed by Morpho (Safran) to ensure passengers' secure and smooth crossing of border. This system can be installed at both arrival and departure zones. Morphoway™ is a modular solution that includes verification of travel document authenticity, traveler identity and traveler eligibility to cross the border.

Learn more

XDi™

This carry-on luggage inspection system designed by Morpho (Safran) is based on XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) and can detect solid and liquid explosives. Passengers can conveniently leave liquids, laptops and tablets in cabin baggage for screening.

Learn more

NEW MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

By using composite materials and metallic alloys, Safran reduces the weight of aircraft parts, while also increasing their strength.

3D Woven Fan Blade

The fan blades and cases on the new LEAP engine are made from 3D woven composites using the RTM (resin transfer molding) process, which enables the production of complex parts from organic matrix composites (OMC) that are as strong as they are light.

Learn more

3D Printed APU Parts

Parts of the Saphir 4.2 APU (auxiliary power unit) are made by additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing: in this case laser sintering of an aluminum-nicked alloy. Now applied to rotating parts, additive manufacturing can reduce production cycles three-fold.

E-FAN MODEL

The E-Fan is an all-electric aircraft prototype developed by Airbus and Aéro Composite Saintonge (ACS). Safran will supply propulsion systems, including two electric motors with combined power of 60 kW, and also help the manufacturer in the certification process, for a targeted commercialization in 2017. Mainly designed for flying clubs and schools, the E-Fan is very quiet and… "zero emission"!

Learn more

OPEN ROTOR

The new Open Rotor type engine is a candidate for future generations of single-aisle commercial jets. It features a revolutionary layout, with a turbine that drives a pair of counter-rotating, non-shrouded fans. Because of the absence of a fan casing, the bypass flow is increased significantly, which means these engines could reduce fuel consumption by 30% compared with today's engines, plus a comparable decrease in CO2 emissions.

Learn more

1. LEAP

The LEAP is a new-generation turbofan engine from CFM International, the 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE. Featuring advanced technologies, it reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 15% versus current engines. Different versions of the LEAP have already been selected by Airbus for the A320neo, by Boeing for the 737 MAX and by COMAC for the C919. It started test flights in 2014, and service entry is planned in 2016.

Learn more

2. SILVERCREST

The Silvercrest is a new engine for long-range, large-cabin business jets, wholly designed and developed by Snecma (Safran) to offer unrivaled performance in terms of costs, reliability, maintenance and reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The Silvercrest has already been chosen by Dassault Aviation for its new Falcon 5X and by Cessna for the Citation Longitude. Service entry of the Silvercrest is slated for 2017 on the Citation Longitude.

Learn more

3. TP400

The TP400 was designed and is built by Europrop International GmbH (EPI), a European consortium including Snecma (Safran), for the A400M military transport from Airbus Military. The most powerful turboprop engine ever developed in the West, at 11,600 shaft horsepower, the TP400 was certified to both civil and military standards – a first!

Learn more

4. ARIANE 6 and its Vinci® upper-stage engine

Europe's new Ariane 6 launch vehicle will be developed by Airbus Safran Launchers, a 50/50 joint venture combining the propulsion system expertise of Safran with the launcher system expertise of Airbus Group. Safran is responsible for the development and production of the Vinci® cryogenic engine for Ariane 6's upper stage.
Developing 180 kN of thrust (about 40,000 lb), the Vinci® engine will be restartable in flight, which means that Ariane 6 will be able to handle a broader range of satellite launch missions.

Learn more

5. ARRANO

Produced by Turbomeca (Safran), the Arrano is a new-generation engine developing 1,100 to 1,300 shaft horsepower, intended for twin-engine helicopters in the 4 to 6 ton class, or single-engine machines from 2.5 to 3 tons. It reduces fuel consumption by 10 to 15% and is designed for optimized maintenance. Service entry as the exclusive powerplant on the new Airbus Helicopter H160 is scheduled for 2018.

Learn more

6. AIRBUS A320neo NACELLE

The nacelle for LEAP-1A-powered Airbus A320neo commercial jets was developed in collaboration with Middle River Aircraft Systems (GE Aviation). Aircelle (Safran) is in charge of the complete nacelle, including integration with the engine.
Widespread use of composites reduces the A320neo nacelle's weight, while also improving performance and acoustics.

Learn more

7. A350 XWB BRAKES

The carbon disks of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) used in the Airbus A380 brakes offer higher efficiency, longer service life and reduced weight compared with the steel brakes used on older generations of civil and military aircraft. The operational advantages of carbon brakes include higher reliability and lower operating costs. For instance, the brakes on the A350 XWB can carry out up to 2,000 landings between major overhauls. Service entry is planned in 2015.

Learn more

8. PATROLLER

The Patroller is a multi-sensor tactical drone from Sagem (Safran), designed for a wide range of both military and homeland security missions. Equipped with an automatic launch system, it offers 24-hour endurance while carrying a payload exceeding 250 kg (550 lb). The Patroller can also be equipped with a "see and avoid" module, enabling it to operate in civil airspace.

Learn more

9. SIDE STICK UNIT (SSU)

The active side stick unit from Sagem (Safran) is designed for flight control on helicopters and civil aircraft. It features very high reliability and robustness, along with fault tolerance. It facilitates coordination between the pilot and copilot, along with management of unusual situations.

Learn more

10. AASM

The AASM "Hammer" is a family of new-generation smart air-to-ground guided weapons. It adds a guidance kit and propulsion kit to a standard bomb, transforming it into a precision guided weapon. Fired from standoff distance, and autonomous after release, the AASM can hit fixed or moving targets with outstanding accuracy, to meet the emerging needs of today's air forces.

Learn more

11. E-APU

The e-APU is a new generation of auxiliary power units, designed for "more electric" aircrafts. Offering up to 90 kVA of power, depending on the version, the e-APU entered service on the new AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. It features higher reliability, lower fuel consumption and very competitive cost of ownership.

Learn more

12. EGTS™

The EGTS™ electric taxiing system allows an aircraft to taxi without using its jet engines, thanks to electric motors located on two of the wheels in the main landing gear. The system not only reduces noise at airports, but also cuts fuel consumption (up to 4% lower per flight cycle), and reduces CO2 emissions during taxiing by 75%. This innovative system is being developed by EGTS International, a joint venture between Safran and Honeywell.

Learn more

13. MORE ELECTRICAL AIRCRAFT

Safran's comprehensive expertise in aircraft electrical systems is a key driver in the development of a "more electric" aircraft that is more economical, more reliable and less polluting: electrical systems are gradually introduced to replace onboard hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

IGGB®
Hispano-Suiza (Safran), an acknowledged specialist in power transmission systems, is revolutionizing this sector by adding a power generation function to these systems. Dubbed IGGB® (Integrated Generator Gearbox), this innovative system not only drives all engine and aircraft accessories, it also generates electrical power for the aircraft, used to start the engines for instance.

Learn more

Wiring harnesses
Electrical power and data on aircraft are transmitted through wires that are assembled into harnesses. Each aircraft has its own specific electrical layout, chosen by the airline. An aircraft may include hundreds of kilometers of wiring, and thousands of connections.

14. MORPHOWAVE™

This biometric solution from Morpho (Safran) is capable of reading fingerprints of four fingers with a wave of the hand, without touching the sensor. MorphoWave™ is especially well suited to applications such as border control at airports, access control to busy, high-value sites, and for traffic management.

Learn more

15. MORPHOWAY™

MorphoWay™ is a multibiometric automatic border control solution, designed by Morpho (Safran) to ensure passengers' secure and smooth crossing of border. This system can be installed at both arrival and departure zones. Morphoway™ is a modular solution that includes verification of travel document authenticity, traveler identity and traveler eligibility to cross the border.

Learn more

16. XDi™

This carry-on luggage inspection system designed by Morpho (Safran) is based on XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) and can detect solid and liquid explosives. Passengers can conveniently leave liquids, laptops and tablets in cabin baggage for screening.

Learn more

17. NEW MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

By using composite materials and metallic alloys, Safran reduces the weight of aircraft parts, while also increasing their strength.

3D Woven Fan Blade
The fan blades and cases on the new LEAP engine are made from 3D woven composites using the RTM (resin transfer molding) process, which enables the production of complex parts from organic matrix composites (OMC) that are as strong as they are light.

Learn more

3D Printed APU Parts
Parts of the Saphir 4.2 APU (auxiliary power unit) are made by additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing: in this case laser sintering of an aluminum-nicked alloy. Now applied to rotating parts, additive manufacturing can reduce production cycles three-fold.

18. E-FAN MODEL

The E-Fan is an all-electric aircraft prototype developed by Airbus and Aéro Composite Saintonge (ACS). Safran will supply propulsion systems, including two electric motors with combined power of 60 kW, and also help the manufacturer in the certification process, for a targeted commercialization in 2017. Mainly designed for flying clubs and schools, the E-Fan is very quiet and… "zero emission"!

Learn more

19. OPEN ROTOR

The new Open Rotor type engine is a candidate for future generations of single-aisle commercial jets. It features a revolutionary layout, with a turbine that drives a pair of counter-rotating, non-shrouded fans. Because of the absence of a fan casing, the bypass flow is increased significantly, which means these engines could reduce fuel consumption by 30% compared with today's engines, plus a comparable decrease in CO2 emissions.

Learn more