SAFRAN CELEBRATES FIRST FLIGHT OF AIRBUS A330NEO
Safran is celebrating the first flight of the Airbus A330neo, the latest member of the Airbus A330 widebody twin-engine family.
Safran is a major supplier on this new jetliner, leveraging its expertise to provide the engine nacelles and power transmission, landing gear, wheels and carbon brakes, wiring and other electrical systems, and the data loading system.
Safran Electrical & Power’s contribution to the A330neo reflects the scope of expertise developed by Safran in equipping today’s “more electric” aircraft. The company supplies the generator in the aircraft’s APU (Auxiliary Power Unit), which is also used as a motor to start the APU, which in turn starts the jet engines, as well as the electrical cabinets that distribute the power needed to actuate the flight controls and control various systems, such as brakes, as well as all electrical wiring on the aircraft.
The landing gear, wheels and carbon brakes are developed by Safran Landing Systems. In fact, Safran is the world’s leading supplier of carbon brakes for mainline commercial jets (over 100 seats).