Innovation by Safran
Safran innovates to develop tomorrow' technologies, products and services for the aerospace and defense markets.
In our constantly accelerating world, Safran conducts Research & Development programs that aim to enhance the circulation and security of people, goods and data.
In a world undergoing deep changes, Safran provides concrete solutions that allow us to address the major issues facing society: conserve our natural resources and protect our environment, support countries' modernization and help stabilize our society.
Innovation is an integral part of Safran's corporate culture, inherited from our founders and perpetuated by the employees.
Research & Technology (R&T) is a fundamental part of Safran, allowing us to drive continuous improvements for a safer and more environmental-friendly air travel.
The LEAP engine
The new LEAP engine, set to enter service in 2016, already promises remarkable environmental performance:
- 15% lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than current engines.
- Oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions 50% under the CAEP/6 standard.
- A significant reduction in ground noise, in line with the upcoming Chapter 14 standard.
Towards "more electric" aircraft
Safran is calling on the full sum of its expertise to take a major step towards "more electric" aircraft. What this means is that the traditional hydraulic and pneumatic systems will be gradually replaced by electrically-driven systems. The upshot is aircraft with more available power and greater energy efficiency. They will also be more reliable and more economical, because of lower production and maintenance costs.
The EGTS™ electric taxiing system is a major advance in this area. It allows aircraft to taxi without using their jet engines, a solution that offers a host of benefits: less noise, reduced fuel consumption (up to 4% less per cycle) and a roughly 75% decrease in CO2 emissions during taxiing. In addition this innovative system will improve the on-time performance of commercial airplanes.