Benchmark partnership with General Electric. Back in 1974 Snecma (Safran group) and General Electric created CFM International, an equally-owned joint venture, to develop and market the CFM56 turbofan engine for single-aisle commercial jets. Snecma is also a partner to GE on several larger turbofans, the CF6, GE90 and GP7200. On July 2008, at the Farnborough air show in Britain, the two engine-makers signed an agreement renewing their partnership until 2040.
PowerJet is an equally-owned subsidiary of Snecma and NPO Saturn of Russia. It is in charge of the SaM146 regional jet engine program, including design, production, sales and support.
EPI - Europrop International
Europrop International (EPI) is a consortium grouping four European engine manufacturers: ITP (Spain), MTU Aero Engines (Germany), Rolls-Royce (United Kingdom) and Snecma (France). Based in Madrid, Spain, it coordinates the program for the TP400-D6 turboprop, which will power the A400M military transport built by Airbus Military.
EPI - Europrop International
An equally-owned subsidiary of Safran and Avio (Italy), Europropulsion is in charge of the development and production of the MPS solid rocket motor for Ariane 5. The two Ariane 5 boosters deliver more than 90% of total thrust during the first two minutes after liftoff. Europropulsion is also developing the P80 solid rocket motor for the new Vega light launcher.
G2P (Groupement pour la Propulsion à Poudre) is a consortium formed by Snecma Propulsion Solide (75%) and SNPE Matériaux Energétiques (25%). Along with its parent companies it oversees the development, production and maintenance of the solid rocket motors in French strategic missiles.
This consortium comprises the main partners in the Rafale multirole fighter, Dassault Aviation, Snecma and Thales. It is in charge of international marketing of the Rafale.
MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce GmbH (MTR) is a Munich-based joint venture of these three partners. MTR is responsible for the development, production and support of the MTR390-2C engines powering the Tiger combat helicopter.
A joint venture that brings Spanish engine-maker ITP into MTR, to develop a higher-power version of the MTR390, the MTR390 E, for the Tiger HAD version.
Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Ltd
Rolls-Royce Turbomeca is the oldest cross-border venture in the European aviation industry. Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca began working together in 1965 to develop the Adour jet engine for the Jaguar training and combat aircraft. Today, this joint company primarily makes the RTM322 turboshaft engine, powering the NH90, WAH-64 Apache and AW 101 Merlin military helicopters.
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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
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