Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: aerospace, defence and security. Operating worldwide, the Group has nearly 66,200 employees and generated sales of 14.7 billion euros in 2013.

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Through this global presence Safran builds industrial and commercial relations with the world’s leading prime contractors and operators, while delivering fast, local service to customers around the world. Comprising a number of companies, the Safran group holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its core markets.

Engines and equipment for air and space Safran develops, produces and markets engines and propulsion systems for civil and military airplanes and helicopters, ballistic missiles, launch vehicles and satellites. It also provides a wide range of systems and equipment for civil and military airplanes and helicopters.

Defense electronics Operating in the optronic, inertial guidance, electronics and safety-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.

A global player in security solutions Safran offers state-of-the-art solutions to meet the evolving security requirements of individuals, businesses and governments, based on multibiometric technologies, smart cards and secure identification and travel documents.

Key figures

66,200 employees worldwide
€ 14,695 million in sales
€1.8 billion in R&D expenditures

No. 1 worldwide in engines for mainline commercial jets (partnership with General Electric)
No. 1 worldwide in landing gear, wheels and carbon brakes
No. 1 worldwide in helicopter flight controls
No. 1 worldwide in multi-biometric technology
No. 1 worldwide in aircraft wiring


  • Group organization

    The Safran group, focused on strategic sectors as aerospace, defense and security, is organized within three branches, corresponding to its three core businesses

  • Board of Directors

    On April 23, 2015, during the Board of Directors meeting following the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Philippe Petitcolin was named Chief Executive Officer of Safran, and Ross McInnes was named Chairman of the Board. They succeed Jean-Paul Herteman, who held both functions.

  • Key figures



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