Commercial aircraft engines
The Safran group, working alone or in partnership, understands and applies all technologies needed for commercial aircraft engines in all market segments.
Snecma (Safran group) makes engines and propulsion subassemblies for commercial, regional and business jets. Through CFM International, an equal joint venture with General Electric, Snecma makes the family of CFM56 turbofan engines for mainline commercial jets.
Staying ahead of the curve to mett its customer’s emerging needs, Snecma has teamed up with partner GE to offer the Leap - a new generation jet engine designed to replace the CFM56 that powers current signle-aisle commercial jets.
In the regional aircraft market, Snecma develops and produces, through PowerJet, an equal subsidiary with NPO Saturn, the SaM146 propulsion system for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet. Snecma is also developing a new engine for business jets, the Silvercrest. Snecma operates a global network of workshops and specialized subsidiaries to provide full maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its engines. Fellow Group company Techspace Aero designs, develops and produces modules and components for a number of commercial aircraft engines.
The CFM56 family of turbofans, the world’s best-seller, powers a large number of commercial jetliners built by both Airbus and Boeing, in particular the A320 and 737 families of short/medium-range twinjets.More
To meet the specific needs of the regional aviation market, Snecma (Safran group) offers the SaM146, developed in partnership with Russian engine manufacturer NPO Saturn through the joint venture PowerJet.More
To carve out a position in the growth market of business aviation, Snecma has designed a new-generation engine called Silvercrest.More
Group companies involved
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- 2013.04.23 | Safran reports 9.5% revenue growth in first-quarter 2013 driven by strong civil aviation business
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