Safran Aircraft Engines is one of the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft engines and part of the international group Safran. Safran Aircraft Engines is rising to today's pressing environmental challenges, by reducing engine noise and emissions. Snecma develops, produces and markets the CFM56, the world's best-selling commercial engine, through CFM Intl., our equally-owned subsidiary with GE. In the regional aircraft market, Safran Aircraft Engines and partner NPO Saturn of Russia produce the SaM146 engine for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet through our joint subsidiary PowerJet. Safran Aircraft Engines is currently developing the Leap engine for A30Neo, B737Max and C919
Safran Aircraft Engines activities in ENOVAL are related to SP1 and SP2: The work planned in SP1 will consist of building a specification for a short/medium range aircraft engine used as SP2 and SP4 partial inputs. In SP2, Design, optimization, rig tests and post-tests assessment activities will be conducted with the partnership of Onera. A first review of the lost promising concepts and parameters will be conducted in parallel of the test rig selection. The VAFN and air inlet activities conducted by Safran Nacelles and Safran Helicopter Engines in the WP2.3 will be taken into account during the concepts studies and the design phases of WP2.2.
Safran Aero Boosters is a leader in its three areas of expertise: Propulsion, Equipment and Test Facilities. Safran Aero Boosters is a world renowned expert in the design, development and production of low pressure compressors and front bearing supports for turbo-reactors. With over 50 years' experience, Safran Aero Booster produces complex parts such as among others, fan disks, drums, welded stators for low pressure compressors, diffuser cases, high pressure compressor cases, turbines disks.
In the ENOVAL project Safran Aero Booster will lead WP4.3 being responsible for the Low Pressure Compressor technology work package. Safran Aero Booster will be especially in charge of the Task 4.3.1: "High load LPC" in close cooperation with GDTech and the CIAM. The objectives of these activities are to design and test an advanced high load high speed booster compliant with the next generation engine specifications.
Specialization in the design, production, sale and support of 500-3500 shp gas turbines for helicopters. The world's leading provider of helicopter engines. Offering a full range of services close to customers 6,124 employees and consolidated sales of 0.89 billion Euros (fiscal year 2011).
Contribution to engine operability enhancement based on improved air flow control at air intake. Contribution to compressor efficiency enhancement using passive air flow control. Study of a new technology for static compressor parts based on blade boundary layer flow control
Safran Nacelles is Europe's only nacelle integrator. Design, develop, manufacture, and integration of nacelles (and components) for all civil aircraft types. After-sales services direct to airlines or OEMs employ around 3000 people on 7 sites, in France, UK and Morocco Turnover : over 1080M€ in 2012. Developing key technologies in acoustics, nacelle architecture, systems, materials, structures, and services.
Safran Nacelles will lead WP2.3, being responsible for the nacelle WP for the short-medium range engine. Acoustic improvements of the air inlet area. Mechanism of changing the engine exit area, and the associated sealing needed to ensure the performance. Within WP3.4, Safran Nacelles will work with RR on the long range engine. Investigate means of achieving engine exit area change without impacting overall performance.
Safran System Aerostructures is a rank 2 company of the SAFRAN group 100% owned by Safrab Nacelles and therefore part of the aircraft equipment branch of the group. Specialised in composite aerostructure. Masters all product life cycle steps (specification, design, industrialization, production & in service support). Organised in three main lines of products: Interiors & equipment, Movable parts, Cowlings & fairings.
Safran Aero Structures will be in charge of design and manufacturing of the air intake to be used within WP 2.3 in order to demonstrate the enhancement of the operability of short and medium size engine during the engine bench validation.
Air intake specification: Inclusion of all installation constraints even if not applicable to bench hardware (deicing). Air intake design: Iteration with aero performance calculation, iteration with instrumentation requirements (pressure, vibrations, strains). Manufacture of several units.