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  • 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.
     

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  • Liebherr and Brazil : 40 years of history

    When Liebherr opened in Brazil 40 years ago, it was to produce maritime cranes and construction machinery, but since, the group has added other strings to their bow. On the occasion of this anniversary, we went to their Guaratingueta site, midway between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
     

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  • Safran's new production plant in the United States

    The production site of the LEAP engine composite fan cases and fan blades, seen here in the picture, was inaugurated on March 31, in the snow; and it's no coincidence that the plant is located in the United States at Rochester, New Hampshire, a hundred kilometers ( 60 miles ) north of Boston. It is here that Albany International, a Safran partner company...
     

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  • MH370: Should impossible to disable transponders be installed ?

    If Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 is still missing more than 10 days after it disappeared from radar screens, it is because the transponder was turned off manually during the flight ! So why not make it impossible to disable these transponders ? A sensitive subject...
     

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  • The Expliseat seat soon on Air Méditerranée

    When we discovered it a year ago, this seat, developed by the French company Expliseat, was still at the prototype stage. It was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency in June 2013 and even found a buyer. On Tuesday 4 June, the name of the first customer was unveiled.
     

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  • Everything's GO for Safran...

    Buoyed up by the healthy aerospace industry, Safran achieved record results for 2013. Last year the group recorded a turnover of almost € 15 billion, up more than 8% compared to 2012. And it's the engines activities…
     

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  • Nickel-Cadmium, Lithium-Ion: 2 batteries under the microscope

    Nickel-Cadmium Batteries in the foreground, Lithium-Ion second, these are the two types of batteries used in aviation. But what are their characteristics ? To help us find out, the French company Saft, a world leader in this area, opened their doors to us...
     

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  • Michelin also make plane tyres…

    250 kilometres (155 miles) south of Paris, the Michelin factory in Bourges has specialized in high-tech aircraft tyres for over 30 years; because these tyres are subject to much heavier constraints than those found on cars, they should be able to support speeds in excess of 400 km (155 miles) / hour…
     

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  • Electric brakes advance the aeronautical industry...

    Whilst all-electric aircraft are not yet here, significant progress has nevertheless been made in this domain. Two industrial companies, Utas and Safran, have together developed electric brakes for the Boeing 787. What are the benefits ?
     

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  • Acoustic Nacelles

    The functions of engine nacelles are numerous: aerodynamic, thermal, structural or braking; but we are less aware of their acoustics ! The fan cowel doors and linings make it possible to reduce the noise of the engines significantly. How ? A few answers follow...
     

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  • Zodiac Aerospace builds its reputation

    During a meeting held in Paris with the Chairman of the Board of Zodiac Aerospace, we took a look at this group whose success is undeniable. The top ranking equipment manufacturer has indeed become a world leader in several areas over the last six years...
     

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  • Liebherr supplies SSJ100 flight controls

    Since the programme's inception, Liebherr Aerospace has developped the entire electrical flight control system of the Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi’s Superjet 100... But do you know exactly what it entails ?
     

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  • Landing gear manufacturing

    The german aerospace equipment manufacturing supplier, Liebherr Aerospace, has specialized for more than 30 years in the manufacture of helicopter, jet and commercial aircraft landing gear. We went to take a look behind the scenes…
     

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  • Thales intends to revolutionize air traffic !

    Thales intends to revolutionize air traffic !
     

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  • 150 million for french SME’s

    150 million for french SME’s
     

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  • Luxury on demand !

    Luxury on demand !
     

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  • Liebherr Aerospace: no more hot air

    Liebherr Aerospace: no more hot air
     

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  • Why are cabins pressurized ?

    The cabins of commercial aircraft flying at over 3 500 meters are required to be pressurized.
     

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  • The future of in-flight entertainment

    The future of in-flight entertainment
     

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