Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Aviation: Safran develops, produces and sells engines and propulsion systems as well as aircraft equipment for civil and military fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Safran also offers a wide range of aircraft interiors.
No.1 worldwide: single-aisle commercial jet engines in partnership with GE, helicopter turbine engines, landing gear, wheels and carbon brakes (mainline commercial jets with over 100 seats), aircraft wiring systems, mechanical power transmissions (mainline commercial jets with over 100 seats), engine control units (in partnership with BAE systems), seats for commercial aircraft (economy class seats for twin-aisle jets), cabin interiors for regional and business aircraft, cabin liners, galleys, trolleys, containers, nacelle systems for business jets, evacuation slides.

Defense: Operating in the optronic, inertial guidance, electronics and critical software markets, Safran offers today’s armed forces a complete range of optronic, navigation and optical systems and equipment for use in the air, on land and at sea.
No.1 in Europe: optronic systems, inertial navigation systems, tactical drones.
No.3 worldwide: inertial navigation systems.

Space: Safran is a world leader in the space industry. It offers systems and equipment for launch vehicles and satellites, while ArianeGroup* designs and produces the european launchers Ariane 5 and Ariane 6, marketed by its subsidiary Arianespace. Safran is also producing high-performance optics.
No.1 worldwide: provider of commercial launches into geostationary orbit within ArianeGroup*, high-performance space optics.
No.1 in Europe: plasma propulsion for satellites.
*ArianeGroup is a 50/50 joint company between Airbus and Safran.


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