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  • CFM56: The Best-Selling Aircraft Engine in the World

    CFM International’s CFM56 is the best-selling aircraft engine in the world. A few days ago, the 30 000th one rolled off the assembly line. Let’s take a closer look at this Franco-American success story between Safran Aircraft Engines and General Electric.

  • Safran’s subsidiaries acquire new names

    In order to become more legible and visible in their various markets the ten companies in the Safran Group officially changed their names on 19 May. Snecma, for example becomes Safran Aircraft Engines.

  • Engine location: below or above the wings?

    Today, most commercial aircraft are equipped with engines under the wings, unlike the 1970’s VFW-Fokker 614, which had them above. For what reasons? We went to find out from engine manufacturer Snecma, a Safran Group subsidiary.

  • The LEAP will pulsate at Snecma

    By 2020, Snecma will be producing 1,500 units of their new LEAP engine per year. To do this, the engine ma nufacturer will integrate high-tech assembly lines at their Villaroche (near Paris) premises.

  • What is a combat aircraft’s engine temperature ?

    High temperatures have always been one of the major challenges in the manufacture of jet engines. But what is the temperature inside an engine such as the M88 ?

  • On take-off, at what speed does an aircraft engine fan turn?

    An aircraft engine fan rotates at such a speed that it can suck in anything that approaches it. To find out how fast a fan turns on take-off, we asked the engine manufacturer Snecma (Safran Group).

  • Falcon 5X emerges from the shadows

    Dassault Aviation has just unveiled the first Falcon 5X to roll off their Bordeaux (south-western France) assembly lines. The inaugural flight is scheduled for the summer, with entry into service expected in late 2017 or early 2018.

  • LEAP makes first flight on the A320neo

    On 19 May, Airbus conducted the first flight of an A320neo equipped with LEAP turbofan engines. Developed by CFM International, this engine marks a technological breakaway from the CFM56.

  • JPB Système : the specialist in Self-Locking Solutions

    JPB Système designs self-locking solutions for the major engine and airframe manufacturers. The SME has been developing and selling its technology since the company was created in 1995. We review the beginnings of this success story.

  • Safran lays new Toulouse premises foundation stone

    On September 10th., the foundation stone of the future Safran, Toulouse site was laid. Within the next 14 months, the building with a white rendered and aluminum external façade, will house 25,000 m2 ( 270,000 sq. ft. ) of office space. The future premises have been designed as a window on the Safran group, the second largest aviation employer, after Airbus, in the region.

  • Farnborough 2014: Boeing, Snecma and E-fan out on the runway

    On the second day of the Farnborough Airshow, 50 km ( 30 miles ) west of London, one of the 73 aircraft on the tarmac was the Boeing M.S.A. (Maritime Surveillance Aircraft), a less costly version of the current P8-A Poseidon, in service since late 2013.

  • Just how does a jet engine work ?

    The essential element of any vehicle lies in its capacity to create energy for it to move. The following is an overview of the function of a new high-bypass turbofan engine called the LEAP, developed by CFM International.

  • When new technology arrives at the factory...

    ?To improve product design, manufacturing procedures, and controls, new technological tools are emerging, such as here on the premises of the engine manufacturer Snecma (Safran Group), in the Paris suburbs. Touchpads, robots, electronic wrenches, we took a quick look at the innovations in this part of the aviation industry...

  • Snecma developing the engine of the future

    Aiming at a reduction of 30% in fuel consumption of aircraft, Snecma (Safran Group) is developing a revolutionary concept : Open Rotor. An engine that will mark a technological breakthrough around 2030.

  • Goodrich, Honda, Snecma… doing business !

    Goodrich, Honda, Safran… doing business !


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