Safran in Mexico
Safran has operated in Mexico for more than 20 years in the aerospace and security markets. Its local presence is designed to meet two major goals: provide local support for customers throughout the Americas, and increase our market share in this booming region. Today, Safran has some 5,000 employees at ten facilities in Mexico, and is the country’s leading aerospace employer.
Safran Mexico is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Safran. It is tasked with:
- Representing Safran in relations with all Mexican institutions and promoting the Group in the country.
- Coordinating Safran’s operations in Mexico and Central America.
- Assisting Group companies in their business development.
More than 5,000 employees in Mexico
No. 1 aerospace industry employer in the country
Safran is heavily involved in sustainable development projects and training programs.
Safran is investing in the youth of Mexico by taking an active role in government supported training programs, such as Mexprotec, which provides advanced training for graduates of Mexican technical universities through a one-year program in France, including a four-month internship with a Safran company. Safran is also heavily involved in major initiatives, such as the Franco-Mexican aerospace careers campus set up by the National Aeronautic University of Querétaro (UNAQ), for which Safran has donated a CFM56-3 engine and two landing gear sets for hands-on training. Safran has also developed special training projects in conjunction with the French-Mexican high school in Mexico City (a work-study program leading to a vocational certificate from the University of Créteil in France), as well as with long-standing partners such as the Polytechnic University of Chihuahua and the Technology Institute of Querétaro. Safran also welcomes a number of interns at its Mexican facilities, and participates in professional training programs.
Working for sustainable development
Safran is fully committed to reducing its environmental footprint, in particular by designing more environmentally-friendly products. In the aircraft engine sector, for instance, CFM International supports all initiatives to develop the use of second-generation biofuels. Mexican airline Interjet carried out the first commercial flight using a biofuel in Latin America, with an Airbus A320 powered by CFM56-5B4 engines on a flight from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutierrez (State of Chiapas). The biofuel was produced in Mexico, and is based on vegetable oil from jatropha, grown in Chiapas.
Committed to innovation
Safran is a founding member and current president of the AeroClúster de Querétaro (ACQ), an association created to foster research and collaboration on educational initiatives. One of the ACQ’s major initiatives is the development of the National Composite Materials and Aerospace Technologies Center of Querétaro.
- Labinal Power Systems and Safran Engineering Services (Chihuahua State)
- Snecma Mexico, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Mexico, Messier Services Americas and SAMES (Snecma America Engine Services) (Querétaro State)
- Morpho Cards Mexico (Mexico State)
- Safran Mexico, Turbomeca Mexico and Morpho ID Sucursal Mexico (Mexico City)
Montes Urales 505 - Piso 3
Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec
C.P. 11000 México D.F.
Tel: +52 (55) 52-81-87-75
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