The Safran Power Systems business unit creates new opportunities for Safran
In joining the Safran group earlier this year, Safran Power Systems has the opportunity to build on its proven track record resulting from more than 75 years in the aerospace industry, while enhancing the group’s product portfolio.
Employees at Safran Power Systems USA’s Twinsburg, Ohio facilities (pictured above and below) are responsible for engineering services and supply chain management to support the company’s product line of electrical power systems.
Safran acquired the company – formerly called Goodrich Electrical Power Systems (GEPS) – in a deal announced this March, adding Safran Power Systems’ critical electrical power generation expertise, which expands the group’s capabilities for integrated electrical systems.
“Safran came in with a vision for the more electric aircraft and adding to its business with our world-class power generation and management systems,” said Safran Power Systems USA’s Business Development Director J. Patrick Lyness at this month’s AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2013 trade show, where the company highlighted its products for the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) market.
For the UAV industry, the company’s electrical power systems meet the requirements of larger aircraft, and are applied on vehicles such as Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk. Senior Business Development Manager Floyd L. Heuser cited potential future applications on larger unmanned systems in defense, with the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) program, as well as commercially, in unmanned aircraft used for crop dusting and police surveillance.
In addition, Safran Power Systems is a leading supplier of electrical power systems for business jets, regional and military aircraft, helicopters, as well as large commercial jetliners – an area where Heuser said the company has an opportunity to grow by adding to Safran’s capabilities in engines and gearboxes for an integrated electrical system.
Safran Power Systems has approximately 120 employees at its 45,000 sq. ft. Twinsburg, Ohio facility, which includes engineering and supply chain management staff who complement the some 500 workers at its Pitstone Green, U.K. facilities – where production is handled.
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