A compression ignition piston engine that runs on Jet A fuel, manufactured by Safran group company SMA, this month powered the first production flight for Cessna’s Turbo Skylane 182 JT-A at the aircraft manufacturer’s facility in Independence, Kansas.
Safran group company Aerosource Inc. has been granted authorization by the Brazilian civil aviation authority (ANAC) to perform work in compliance with requirements established by Brazilian civil aviation regulations (RBAC) following a comprehensive ANAC audit.
Labinal (Safran) reconfirmed its commitment to the North American market this month with the inauguration a new company facility in Denton, Texas, during a ceremony attended by Labinal CEO Karen Bomba, Labinal North America Vice President and General Manager Jorge Ortega, local officials and representatives from major aerospace companies including Boeing, Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin.
A new search for the legendary French aircraft L’Oiseau Blanc (the White Bird), which was lost in 1927 during a daring transatlantic crossing attempt between New York and Paris, will be conducted this month in a Safran-backed effort to determine the fate of this pioneering flight and its two pilots.
U.S. Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17) was welcomed today during a visit to the Newark, California facility of Morpho Detection, which is a subsidiary of the Safran group’s high-technology company Morpho.
Safran’s active presence at MRO Americas 2013 included a contract signed by Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) with American low-cost carrier Allegiant, covering maintenance operations on the airline’s Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
The U.S.-based Nexcelle joint venture of Aircelle (Safran) and GE Aviation’s Middle River Aircraft Systems has marked a major milestone with the start-up of nacelle hardware manufacturing for both of its next-generation integrated propulsion system (IPS) programs.
For the benefit of high school students and the environment – Ross McCurdy, a science teacher from Rhode Island – demonstrated the versatility of the Jet A piston engine from the Safran group’s SMA subsidiary by performing a milestone first flight in the U.S. operated with a biofuel mix.
Safran group company Aerosource has received the Diamond Certificate of Excellence Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Award from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Flight Standards District Office in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Safran’s key supplier role to the helicopter industry – supported by its U.S. operations – was spotlighted at this week’s Heli-Expo show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Safran is “hitting its stride” in evolving the company’s U.S. business profile, benefitting from the strategy of working as a partner to prime contractors in the aerospace and defense sectors, while developing relationships with federal, state and local governments for its security solutions.
The U.S. “footprint” for Safran is being expanded once again with announcement of a new Mobile, Alabama-based office for the group’s high-tech company Labinal – which is a recognized leader in the field of electrical interconnection systems for the aviation, space and defense sectors.
A new milestone has been reached for the future home of Safran’s composites manufacturing site in Rochester, New Hampshire, with official opening of the Granite State Business Park expansion at which this 343,000-sq.-ft. facility will be located.
Safran USA and its Safran parent organization had a prominent appearance at this week’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention, which was held October 30–November 1 in Orlando, Florida.
The future home of Safran’s composites manufacturing facility in Rochester, New Hampshire reached a construction milestone last week with the installation of a new bridge that will service the plant – which is expected to employ some 400 employees in the next three to four years after it opens.
All air cargo entering North America will be required to undergo systematic screening to detect explosives by the end of the year. A leading global supplier of explosives detection systems for break bulk and palletized air cargo, Morpho is ready to help ensure the industry is ready.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris paid a visit this month to the site of Safran’s future Rochester, New Hampshire manufacturing plant and the academic center that will support training for some of its approximately 400 future employees – with Harris complimenting the partnership between the two entities.
Construction has started – and a job training program is being established – for the new manufacturing operation in Rochester, New Hampshire being built by Safran to produce advance composites for next-generation jet engines.
Safran USA is a major player in commercial and military aviation, but its name is still largely unknown in the U.S.
Technofan Inc. has been selected to provide the ventilation system for Embraer’s KC-390 medium-lift military transport, further increasing the reach of this U.S.-based Safran group company in providing hardware for next-generation aircraft.
A new commercial launch system proposed for America’s future human spaceflight activities incorporates a key element from the Safran group’s Snecma division: the Vulcain cryogenic engine, which is to power the vehicle’s second stage.
Safran took part in the annual Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) convention on April 2, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. Group companies made a very positive impression at this major army event…
The Safran group is a major participant at Aviation Week’s MRO Americas 2012, the world’s largest maintenance event dedicated to leaders in the civil aviation and defense MRO industry, taking place April 2-5 in Dallas, Texas.
Safran USA continued its support for America’s young artists of tomorrow with its sponsorship of the Duke Ellington School of Music’s annual Performance Series of Legends fundraising event – which this year featured a concert by Motown pioneer Smokey Robinson at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
Vice President Joe Biden today applauded Safran for its strategy to expand production capabilities locally in the U.S., underscoring how the company’s future production facility in Rochester, New Hampshire will create jobs and help strengthen the economy.
CFAN is increasing its staff as the company boosts production of advanced composite fan blades for next-generation jet engines that equip Boeing’s new 787 and 747-8 jetliners.
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