Safran Landing Systems has expanded its wheels and brakes support with the opening of a repair facility in Grand Prairie, Texas, near Dallas. The shop received FAA approval in August and Safran inaugurated the facility last week.
Joining the French company's U.S. repair stations in Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Miami, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Grand Prairie facility can provide both commercial and military wheel and carbon brakes maintenance and logistics services. Staffed with 200 specialists, the five Safran facilities have a combined footprint of 150,000 sq ft and work in tandem with the company’s manufacturing plant in Walton, Kentucky, which produces wheels, brakes, and carbon heat sinks.
“The opening of the Dallas [area] shop is an important milestone in Safran Landing Systems’ long-term commitment to strengthen our wheels and brakes repair network in the U.S.,” said Cédric Goubet, CEO of Safran Landing Systems.
Mike Buckley, president of Safran Wheel and Brake Repair and Services, added that the expansion would enable the facility to better serve its airline partners, particularly as they work toward pandemic recovery.