Company capabilities encompass the full life cycle of our products, ranging from design and manufacture to in-service support, repair and overhaul.
- Landing gear and integration: Safran Landing Systems is the world's leading maker of landing gear.
- Wheels and brakes: Safran Landing Systems is the world's leading supplier of aircraft wheels and carbon brakes. As the world leader in carbon brakes, it supports more than 1,000 airlines.
- Systems equipment: a complete range of steering, landing gear extension/retraction, braking and monitoring systems.
- MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul): Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in landing gear and system MRO, backed by a network of 7 repair stations, servicing more than 900 customers, with more than 1,400 landing gears maintained and overhauled per year, and more than 10,500 equipment components repaired annually.
Safran Landing Systems pioneered carbon brakes on aircraft, introducing this revolutionary technology that cuts weight in half compared with conventional steel brakes. The company equips more than 9,000 commercial aircraft in service. The company's expertise is also recognized in the fiercely competitive world of Formula 1 racing, where a number of teams call on Safran Landing Systems' high-performance carbon brake disks and pads.
Like many other Safran companies, Safran Landing Systems is investing heavily in electric technologies for new-generation aircraft. For example, it supplies the electric brakes on Boeing's latest, the 787 Dreamliner. Safran Landing Systems is also developing the electric taxiing system in partnership with Airbus. Instead of using its main engines for taxiing on airport taxiways, burning fuel unnecessarily, the aircraft will use small electric motors fitted inside the wheels of its landing gear. It will enable airlines to save up to 4% in fuel, reduce emissions on ground by more than 60%, reduce noise, improve safety and bring more autonomy on the ground. Safran Landing Systems counts more than 7,600 employees in Europe, North America and Asia (end of March 2018). The company ensures that the future generation of landing and braking systems will embarked the latest innovations to bring cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to the market (lighter, quieter, smarter).
Safran Landing Systems in China
Safran Landing Systems' wheels and brakes business entered into Chinese market since early 90s' starting with twenty-seven A300 and A310 aircraft at China Eastern Airlines, China Northern Airlines and China Northwest Airlines. Today, about 50% of China's commercial airplanes use Safran Landing Systems landing gear, wheels and brakes on Airbus programs such as A319, A320, A321, A330, A340 types or Boeing programs such as 737NG and 787 types.
Safran Landing Systems is increasing also their customer portfolio with more and more new airlines customers selecting Safran Landing Systems' wheels and brakes. Not only all Airbus operators in China are our customers,Safran Landing Systems is also adding some new customers operating Boeing 737NG aircraft such as Xiamen Airlines, Hebei Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Okay Airways, Donghai Airlines, Kunming Airlines and 9 AIR. In January 2020, Safran Landing Systems established the first support center dedicated to Chinese customers in Beijing in order to enhance and improve customer support services,
Safran Landing Systems Suzhou panorama view
Safran Landing Systems Suzhou Co.,Ltd.
Safran Landing Systems has long lasting experience in China, with a local presence in Suzhou since 2002. Besides aircraft landing gear parts and components manufacturing activities, Suzhou is the Safran Landing Systems Asian Supply Chain Hub. Over the last 10 years, the company has established strong relationships with major Chinese suppliers, such as Qing An, LAMC, or J-Dragon. In addition, it has developed suppliers of raw materials on the whole value chain, with development of forging companies such as Wanhang (Chengdu), HYFC (Xi'An) or Nanshan (Yantai). Since 18 years, the company has moved on to an excellent manufacturing center for medium-sized and complex landing gear components, a landing system module assembly center, and a hub to develop and support our Asian supply chain. During the next decade, Safran Landing Systems Suzhou plans to reinforce its manufacturing and assembly capabilities, improve its competitiveness to become Safran's overall landing gear production and assembly base in Asia.
SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS SUZHOU CO. LTD
Address: No.70, Qi Ming Road, District B, Export & Processing Zone, Suzhou Industrial Park, 215121, Jiangsu Province, China
Xi'AN CEA SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS SERVICES CO.,LTD
In 2016, Safran Landing Systems expanded its presence in China with the opening of a new industrial facility in Xi'an, as part of a joint venture between China Eastern Airlines and Safran Landing Systems. As a maintenance and repair site, XIESA is designed to offer a high level of local service on the Chinese market. It will be operational in early 2019 and will have the full capacity for overhauling landing gears and components, more than 150 shipsets per year including hydraulic, electrical and mechanical components.
Xi'AN CEA SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS SERVICES CO.,LTD
Address: No.11 baoshui 1 Road Airport New City, Xixian New Area, Shaanxi, 712035, China