French Safran and German MTU Aero Engines, roped in to power the European Future Combat Air System (FCAS) jet, have settled on the formers appointment as prime contractor in the initial phase and then forming a 50-50 joint venture, after being mired in dispute on who will be accorded program leadership. Paris and Berlin have reached an agreement- Safran will be the main contractor, while MTU, the subcontractor, in the Research & Technology phase
Safran expects certification of the Ardiden 1U turboshaft engine, for Indias HAL Light Utility helicopter (LUH) by the year end. The French engine manufacturer is also bullish about the Russian-Indian KA-226T helicopter projects progress, in which Safrans Arrius 2G1 engine has been selected as the preferred power source
Safran and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) have signed an agreement with the government of Thailand to enhance the scope of support and services for the Arrius and the Arriel turboshaft engines, for the helicopters used by the countrys armed forces. This new agreement includes supporting helicopter engines used by Royal Thai Armed Forces and Thai parapublic operators
Safran Helicopter Engines has made the first ground run of its Tech TP, a turboprop technological demonstrator aimed at 15% lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than current engines. It is based on an Ardiden 3 turboshaft and developed as part of the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Russian United Aircraft Corporation made a strong pitch for civil aircraft in India including MC-21, SSJ-100, Il-114 and Be-200 during the ongoing Aero India Airshow 2019. UAC is keen on providing its three aircraft for high density, low-yield routes which is a common factor Indian civil aviation, Kirill Budaev, Vice-president Marketing & Sales for Irkut Corp, VP Sales Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (MC-21/SSJ-100 programmes) said during a press briefing on the second day of Aero India Airshow Thursday
Thales, alongside Dassault Aviation and Safran, has been awarded a contract by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to develop the future onboard sensors and communication systems that will equip the F4 standard of the Rafale omni-role combat aircraft. In particular, Thales will prepare for the introduction of the CONTACT radio; secure, intelligent communications server technology; and a Syracuse IV satellite communications capability
Organizers of Airshow China 2018 announced orders for 239 aircraft and deals worth more than $21.2 billion concluded at the event in Zhuhai last week but did not give out a break-up of aircraft orders or details of the deals
Zunum Aero has selected Safran Helicopter Engines for its hybrid-to-electric commercial aircraft, which will be available in the early 2020s. Safran Helicopter Engines will provide a new generation engine turbine to drive the Zunum ZA10s electrical generator
Safrans new hybrid electric propulsion system for aircraft successfully completed its first ground test that took place at the firms test facility near Pau-Pyrenees Airport, in France. In a distributed hybrid electric propulsion system for aircraft, a turbo-generator (a gas turbine driving an electrical generator) is coupled to a bank of batteries
France has received Washington's nod to export Scalp missiles to Egypt as part of a package for the sale of Rafale fighter jets. The requisite export licences have been received to bypass the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) rules which prohibit sale of military equipment to certain countries which have US made components,
Boeing and Safran have agreed to jointly design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), creating better value for customers and for both companies. An APU is an onboard engine that is used to primarily start the main engines and power aircraft systems on the ground and, if necessary, in flight
French Safran and Russian United Engine Corporation (UEC) have signed an agreement for the development of the modification of SaM146 engine for the version of Russian multi-purpose amphibious aircraft, Beriev Be-200. ‘ODK-Saturn, a part of
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