It is the world leader in inflatable safety systems (evacuation slides, flotation devices for helicopters) and crew oxygen systems, and is a major player in the market for fluid management systems (fuel, oil, air, water). A pivotal supplier in each of its businesses, Safran Aerosystems provides products for a majority of today's helicopter types, as well as mainline and regional commercial airplanes and business aircraft.
Safran Aerosystems has two main business lines:
- The "safety systems" business, which develops a wide range of inflatable safety systems and equipment. In particular, it provides emergency evacuation slides, emergency flotation devices for helicopters, rafts and life vests for commercial, business and military airplanes, as well as helicopters. Building on several decades of experience, Safran Aerosystems is now recognized as the leader in the markets for evacuation slides and crew oxygen systems. The company also makes crew oxygen masks (quick-donning masks) and oxygen systems for passengers. In addition, Safran Aerosystems protects pilots and crews by developing a line of physiological protection and survival equipment for both civil and military applications. The company is one of today's leaders in the market for military aircraft arresting systems, with more than 5,000 installed in some 80 countries.
- The "fluid systems" business develops reliable and innovative solutions for fuel management, hydraulic equipment, pipes and flexible couplings. Safran Aerosystems designs and manufactures systems and equipment for fuel management, especially for fuel supply, management and measurement, fuel tank inerting and refueling in flight and on the ground. It develops fuel systems for helicopters, including as a major supplier of crash-resistant tanks with flexible bladders, by drawing on its proven expertise in the development of high-tech products. The company also develops icing detection and protection systems. For instance, Safran Aerosystems makes a new-generation icing detector that meets the latest regulatory standards, along with protection devices. Safran Aerosystems supplies various hydraulic products, especially hydraulic assemblies used on landing, braking, flight control and steering systems. It offers high-temperature and high-pressure couplings and pipes designed for use in engines. In addition, Safran Aerosystems makes flexible couplings and particle detectors.