Safran

July 12, 2008 - 5:36am

France’s Safran group plans to embark on a restructuring effort to better advance the so-called more electric aircraft concept and the increased application of electronics in aircraft systems and subsystems. In his first ever press interview, new CEO Jean-Paul Herteman told AIN that the revamp, due to start in early 2009, will “take on critical importance” in developing a generation of less fuel-hungry aircraft.

July 12, 2008 - 3:58am

France’s Safran is to supply major equipment packages for the new, all-composite Learjet 85, adding to its growing presence aboard Bombardier business aircraft.  Under the terms of a deal signed in Montreal on July 4, Safran subsidiaries Messier-Bugatti and Aircelle will respectively provide the landing gear and nacelles and their associated systems.

July 7, 2008 - 10:08am

Messier-Bugatti (Hall 4 Stand B12) is looking forward to seeing its all-electric braking system on the Boeing 787 when it makes its first flight in the fourth quarter of this year. According to François Tarel, the Safran group subsidiary’s vice president for wheels and brakes, the system received its “safety of flight” approval from Boeing last November, following a series of bench tests.

July 7, 2008 - 10:01am

Messier-Bugatti (Hall 4 Stand B12) is looking forward to seeing its all-electric braking system on the Boeing 787 when it makes its first flight in the fourth quarter of this year. According to François Tarel, the Safran group subsidiary’s vice president for wheels and brakes, the system received its “safety of flight” approval from Boeing last November, following a series of bench tests.

July 3, 2008 - 5:48am

European maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service providers expect a downturn in air transport, and analysts say consolidation in the support market will likely result from this trend.

May 19, 2008 - 10:15am

Snecma announced here at EBACE that the core demonstrator of its Silvercrest business jet engine has completed a series of tests. The campaign ended on March 31 after four months of trials. The core engine ran 80 hours, including 60 hours ignited. During the tests, the core reached its nominal takeoff speed–20,300 rpm. According to Snecma, a subsidiary of Safran (Booth No.

May 19, 2008 - 1:36am

Microturbo, a subsidiary of Safran Group company Turbomeca, has finalized a partnership with Triumph Gear Systems of Park City, Utah, for the development of a gearbox for its new e-APU line of auxiliary power units, which are being specifically designed for business jets requiring 15 to 90 kWe power (up to 150 shaft horsepower).

May 17, 2008 - 5:31am

Though still without a launch program for its new 9,500- to 12,000-pound thrust engine, Snecma reports good progress in developing its new Silvercrest powerplant family for large business jets and small regional airliners. By the end of March, the company’s engineering team had completed tests on the engine core demonstrator with some 80 hours in test rigs at its Villaroche facility near Paris.

February 26, 2008 - 5:39am

Though still without a launch program for its new 9,500- to 12,000-pound-thrust engine, Snecma has reported good progress in development work for its new Silvercrest powerplant series for large business jets and small regional airliners. As of
the end of January, the French manufacturer had completed 35 hours of combustion testing since starting work on this phase of the $100 million development on Nov. 30, 2007.

February 26, 2008 - 5:39am

Though still without a launch program for its new 9,500- to 12,000-pound-thrust engine, Snecma has reported good progress in development work for its new Silvercrest powerplant series for large business jets and small regional airliners. As of
the end of January, the French manufacturer had completed 35 hours of combustion testing since starting work on this phase of the $100 million development on Nov. 30, 2007.

 
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