Safran Landing Systems' expertise covers the entire product life cycle, from design and development to production and support. The company is organized in five divisions:
- 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.
- Equipment: a complete range of steering, landing gear extension/retraction, braking and monitoring systems.
- MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul): Safran Landing Systems is a major player in MRO services for all types of landing gear.
- EGTS, a new division, working with Honeywell to develop an electric taxiing system for aircraft.
Safran Landing Systems works with 30 aircraft manufacturers, spanning mainline commercial airplanes, regional and business aircraft and military aircraft. In the civil aviation sector, Safran Landing Systems is a supplier on all Airbus models, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the 777, the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX, the Bombardier Challenger and Global families, and the Dassault Aviation Falcon 7X. In military aviation, Safran Landing Systems contributes to the Airbus A400M, the Dassault Aviation Rafale, and the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma and Tigre.
Safran Landing Systems pioneered carbon brakes on aircraft, introducing this revolutionary technology that cuts weight in half compared with conventional steel brakes.
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 teaming up with Honeywell to develop the new EGTS™ electric taxiing system, which enables airplanes to taxi on the ground without using their jet engines.
Safran Landing Systems counts some 7,000 employees in Europe, North America and Asia. In 2013, the company invested 14% of its total sales in R&D to develop systems that are lighter, quieter, more robust and more economical.