Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

The Group comprises the following companies: Safran Aero Boosters, Safran Aerosystems, Safran Aircraft Engines, Safran Cabin, Safran Electrical & Power, Safran Electronics & Defense, Safran Helicopter Engines, Safran Landing Systems, Safran Nacelles, Safran Seats, Safran Transmission Systems.

Aviation: Safran develops, produces and sells engines and propulsion systems as well as aircraft equipment for civil and military fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Safran also offers a wide range of aircraft interiors.

No.1 worldwide: single-aisle commercial jet engines in partnership with GE, helicopter turbine engines, cabin interiors for regional and business aircraft, cabin liners, galleys, trolleys and containers, landing gear, wheels and carbon brakes (mainline commercial jets with over 100 seats), electrical wiring, evacuation slides and oxygen systems, onboard water and waste management systems.

Operating in the optronic, inertial guidance, tactical drones, electronics and critical software markets, Safran offers today’s armed forces a complete range of systems and equipment for use in the air, on land and at sea.

No.1 in Europe: optronic systems, inertial navigation systems, tactical drones.

No.3 worldwide: inertial navigation systems.

Safran is a world leader in the space industry. It offers systems and equipment for launch vehicles and satellites, while ArianeGroup* designs and produces the European launchers Ariane 5 and Ariane 6, marketed by its subsidiary Arianespace. Safran also produces high-performance optics.

No.1 worldwide: high-performance optics, space surveillance by RF sensors, modems for satellite stationkeeping and space probe control, high-speed data receiving systems for Earth observation and scientific satellites.

No.1 in Europe: plasma propulsion for satellites.

*ArianeGroup is a 50/50 joint company between Airbus and Safran.


Walid El-Ghoz
SVP Middle East & Africa
Group International Development
Safran Group