Snecma is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft and rocket engines. We design, develop, produce and market, alone or in partnership, engines for commercial and military aircraft, launch vehicles and satellites. We also offer a complete range of engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to airlines, armed forces and other operators. Snecma’s excellence is recognized worldwide. We have dubbed this expertise “Enginology®", to emphasize that each and every motor we make, whether alone or in partnership, expresses the sum total of our know-how and experience.

Snecma is part of the international high-technology group, Safran. Over the years, we have developed some of the world’s most innovative technologies in our business. We are also rising to today’s pressing environmental challenges, by continuously reducing engine noise and emissions.

Snecma is organized in four divisions.

Commercial Engines
Snecma develops, produces and markets the CFM56, the world’s best-selling commercial engine, through CFM International, our equally-owned subsidiary with GE of the United States. Snecma is also a partner to GE on several large turbofans, the CF6, GE90, GP7200. In the regional aircraft market, Snecma and partner NPO Saturn of Russia develop and produce the SaM146 engine for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet through our joint subsidiary PowerJet. We are also developing the Silvercrest, a new jet engine designed for business aircraft.

Military Engines
Snecma designs, develops, produces, sells and supports jet engines for combat and training aircraft as well as turboprop engines for military transports Our flagship products include the M53-P2 for the Mirage 2000, the M88-2 for the Rafale, and the TP400 for the Airbus A400M transport.

Space Engines
Snecma, the cryogenic propulsion leader on Europe’s Ariane 5 launcher, designs, develops and produces propulsion systems and equipment for launchers, space vehicles and satellites. As supplier of the Vulcain®2 and HM7B™ cryogenic engines for Europe’s Ariane 5 ECA heavy launcher, Snecma is the global leader in cryogenic propulsion. We are also the European leader in plasma propulsion with the PPS®1350 thruster, already proven on ESA’s Smart-1 lunar probe.

Snecma offers a complete range of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for both commercial and military aircraft engines, used by airlines, armed forces and other operators. We invest a large share of our budget in R&D for new repair solutions, while also taking responsibility for the spare parts supply chain and managing engine maintenance contracts.

An international group for enhanced synergies

Snecma capitalizes on the synergies generated by its parent Safran group, a major high-tech corporation with leadership positions in its core markets of aerospace, defense and security. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 60,000 employees and generated sales of 11,7 billion euros in 2012.

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