Safran USA – with the Safran Group’s largest presence outside of France – has been a trusted partner to U.S. aerospace, defense and security industries for more than 40 years. Safran continues to grow and expand its U.S. footprint, building on its many achievements and milestones.
March 26: Safran finalizes the acquisition of Goodrich Electrical Power Systems, creating a world leader in aerospace electric power systems.
January 15: MorphoTrust USA receives authorization from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to support employee screening and badging at U.S. airports under its Other Transaction Agreement with TSA.
December 6: Labinal, through its Safran Engineering Services subsidiary, announces it will open a new office in Mobile, Alabama at the Brookley Aeroplex, supporting aerospace and transportation companies – including the future Airbus A320 family final assembly line to be located at the Aeroplex.
December 4: Safran announces the acquisition of General Electric’s residual 19 percent stake in Morpho Detection Inc. This makes Morpho USA the 100 percent owner of Morpho Detection Inc., strengthening the Safran group’s security-related business activity.
October 16: Safran enters into a definitive agreement for the purchase of Goodrich Electric Power Systems (GEPS) to create a world leader in aerospace electrical power systems. This acquisition brings key additional capabilities in electrical technologies to Safran, making a breakthrough in the company’s “all electrical aircraft” strategic roadmap.
July 24: U.S. business aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft selects the SMA SR305-230E engine – developed by Snecma’s wholly-owned SMA subsidiary – to power its Turbo Skylane NXT general aviation aircraft. The SMA SR305-230E engine operates on widely-available Jet-A, Jet-A1, TS-1 and No. 3 fuel, replacing increasingly scarce and expensive Avgas used in general aviation.
July 26: Safran acquires L-1 Identity Solutions of the United States, which significantly enhances the Group’s identity management capabilities. The company is later renamed MorphoTrust, and now operates as part of Safran’s existing Morpho security business.
May 2: Messier-Bugatti, Messier-Dowty and Messier Services (3 Safran group companies) merge to form Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems.
November 22: Labinal, Inc. (Safran group) completes the acquisition of Harvard Customer Manufacturing in Salisbury, Maryland, which is to officially operate in the United States as Labinal Salisbury, Inc. – a full subsidiary of the Safran group.
November 16: The LEAP engine – developed by CFM International, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based joint venture of Safran and GE – is formally launched on China’s new C919 single-aisle jetliner.
July 19: CFM International parent companies Snecma of the Safran group and GE launch the CFM Materials joint venture to supply serviceable material to aviation customers around the globe.
May 27: The Safran group’s Sagem Sécurité operation is renamed Morpho, reflecting the company’s dynamic performance and goal of consolidating its security businesses under a single name.
April 24: The Safran group acquires a majority stake in GE Homeland Protection, a leader in tomography-based detection systems for hazardous or illicit substances in baggage.
April 7: The acquisition of Motorola biometrics business Printrak is completed by the Safran group, further enhancing its offerings for the U.S. homeland security market.
May 11: The Safran group is created by the merger of world-class engine manufacturer Snecma with Sagem SA, an industry leader for mechanical engineering, defense electronics and telecommunications.
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- 2013.04.23 | Safran enters into a definitive agreement for the purchase of the Rolls-Royce share of the joint RTM322 helicopter engine programme
- 2013.04.23 | Safran reports 9.5% revenue growth in first-quarter 2013 driven by strong civil aviation business
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