LEAP: first year of revenue service
LEAP: first year of revenue service
LEAP: first year of revenue service
LEAP: first year of revenue service
LEAP: first year of revenue service
LEAP: first year of revenue service
LEAP: first year of revenue service
LEAP: first year of revenue service

First year of revenue service for LEAP engine

More than 210 single-aisle commercial jets are now powered by this new-generation turbofan. Developed and produced by CFM International, the 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE, the LEAP engine is setting new standards for fuel consumption and operational utilization. Safran delivered the 200th LEAP-1A engine to Airbus for its A320neo in 2017, a year that also saw the service entry of the Boeing 737 MAX, powered by the LEAP-1B.

C919 takes off
C919 takes off
C919 takes off
C919 takes off
C919 takes off
C919 takes off

C919 takes off

The first mainline commercial jet (over 100 seats) designed by COMAC of China made its first flight on May 5, 2017. Safran provides the integrated propulsion system for this plane, including the LEAP-1C engine (through CFM International, the 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE), nacelle and power transmission system. This first flight symbolizes the long-standing partnership between Safran and the Chinese aviation industry.

A330neo first flight
A330neo first flight
A330neo first flight
A330neo first flight

A330neo first flight

First flight of the A330neo with landing gear and systems, wheels and carbon brakes (developed by Goodrich-Messier, a joint-venture between Safran Landing Systems and UTC Aerospace Systems), nacelles, power transmission systems (developed by Aero Gearbox International, a joint-venture between Safran Transmission Systems and Rolls-Royce) and electrical systems from Safran.

Boeing 737 MAX 9 first flight
Boeing 737 MAX 9 first flight
Boeing 737 MAX 9 first flight
Boeing 737 MAX 9 first flight

Boeing 737 MAX 9 first flight

First flight of the Boeing 737 MAX 9, powered by the LEAP-1B engine, as well as the power transmission system, wiring, wheels and carbon brakes also supplied by Safran.

CFM56
CFM56

CFM56 logs 900 million flight hours

CFM International’s CFM56 engine fleet has surpassed 500 million flight cycles while logging nearly 900 million flight hours since the first aircraft, a DC-8-71, entered commercial service in April 1982. There are currently more than 24,000 CFM56 engines in commercial and military service with 560 operators around the globe.

Wiring harnesses
Wiring harnesses
Wiring harnesses
Wiring harnesses
Wiring harnesses

One millionth wiring harness
delivered to Boeing
for the 787 Dreamliner.

Resonating gyros
Resonating gyros
Resonating gyros

150,000 resonating gyros

Delivery of the 150,000th resonating gyro since production of these units started in the 2000s.

Arriel
Arriel
Arriel
Arriel
Arriel

50 million flight-hours
logged by the Arriel turboshaft engine

Safran’s best selling helicopter engine celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017; more than 12,000 have been sold to date.

S<span style='text-transform:lowercase'>a</span>M146
S<span style='text-transform:lowercase'>a</span>M146
S<span style='text-transform:lowercase'>a</span>M146
S<span style='text-transform:lowercase'>a</span>M146

Assembly
of the 300th SaM146 propulsion system

The system (engine* and nacelle) is used on the SSJ100 regional jets built by Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company

*Developed and produced by PowerJet, the 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engine and UEC Saturn.

Ariane 5
Ariane 5
Ariane 5
Ariane 5
Ariane 5

Ariane 5 logs 80th
successful launch in a row

In 2017, Airbus Safran Launchers (50/50 joint venture between Airbus and Safran), the industrial prime contractor for the current Ariane 5 and the future Ariane 6 launcher, was renamed ArianeGroup. This new brand name will bolster its image and enhance identification with Arianespace, its 74%-owned subsidiary. The year also saw the 80th successful launch in a row of Ariane 5 and the start of production of the first Ariane 62.

Ardiden 3G
Ardiden 3G
Ardiden 3G
Ardiden 3G

EASA certification of Ardiden

The turboshaft engine equips Russian Helicopters’ Ka-62.

Zodiac Aerospace
Zodiac Aerospace

Safran announces tender offer for Zodiac Aerospace

The tender offer, approved by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2017, aims to create a global leader in aircraft equipment, allying the market leading positions, expertise, technologies and talents of both Safran and Zodiac Aerospace.

Identity and security
Identity and security

Safran divests its identity and security business

Safran sold its identity and security business to Advent International in 2017, allowing Advent to merge this business with Oberthur Technologies to create Idemia, a leader in the global identification and authentication sector.

2017 AGM
2017 AGM

2017 Annual General Meeting
of Safran Shareholders