Our Products

  1. Flight Control Systems

    Safran Electronics and Defense develops and produces electromechanical equipment and flight control systems: minijoysticks, throttle control assemblies, levers for flaps, compensators and air brakes, tool yokes, multifunction screens for control panel,etc

    Safran Electronics and Defense offers a wide range of ATA 22 (autoflight) and ATA 27 (flight control) eletctromechanical equipment, from sensors to actuators.

    The company's equipment and avionics systems are used on numerous airplanes, including the Boeing 737, 757, 767, the MD90, all Airbuses, Dassault Aviation's Falcon family, the ATR regional transport planes, the Bombardier regional planes, Dornier, Embraer and corporate jets (eg, Gulfstream, Hawker).

    For Helicopters market, the flight control systems is designed to improve flight safety and machine performance, and offer automatic pilot functions and maneuvering aids. Whether conventional or electrical, the Safran Electronics and Defense systems equip a very large number of helicopters worldwide and total over 12 million hours of flight time.

  2. Navigation

    Resulting from their use in defense programs, Safran Electronics and Defense navigation systems for helicopters offer the highest possible level of precision, autonomy and reliability. Aim: to ensure flight safety and successful parapublic missions.

    From the Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) to the hybrid GPS-inertial navigation system, Safran Electronics and Defense offers a wide range of equipment and solutions to provide crews with high-precision, autonomous navigation capacities, even in harsh or deteriorated conditions.

    SIGMA: the Inertial Navigation System (INS/GPS)

    Thanks to the KALMAN hybridization of satellite navigation data (position and speed), Sigma can provide especially reliable and precise localization information. Connected to an Air Data Unit, the INS dispatches essential information (attitude, heading, airspeed, etc.) to the dashboard displays, the automatic pilot and the mission system. The air data is also used in the hybridization loop for optimizing vertical navigation accuracy. The Sigma INS/GPS modular design enables the integration of a wide array of sensors.

  3. Engine Control Unit

    Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) units offer especially reliable, safe and high-performance for airplane engines. Designed to operate in harsh environments, FADECs currently equip over 3000 commercial planes and total more than 200 million flight hours.

    Capitalizing on Safran Electronics and Defense's know-how in electronics and over 40 years of expertise in Hispano-Suiza engine control and command, FADEC systems combine a high level of safety, reliability and performance to ensure optimal engine operation. Three generations of FADECs for powerful civilian aircraft engines have been developed one after another: FADEC 1 equipping Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321, Boeing 747, 767 and MD11; FADEC 2 on Airbus A330, A340, Boeing 737 and 777; and finally, FADEC 3 selected for Airbus A350, A380, A400M, Boeing 777ER, 737NG, 787, Sukhoi Superjet 100 and Lockheed Martin C-5A.

    Capable of controlling single or dual channel turboprops, turboshafts, turbojets and turbofans, FADECs control the various actuators in real time by continuously processing and analyzing data collected by multiple sensors (oil, kerosene, engine, ignition, alternator, etc.). Equipped with a comprehensive set of built-in tests, FADECs are designed to resist severe environments (electromagnetic interferences, lightning, contaminations, vibrations, high temperatures, etc.) and offer lower costs of ownership.

    Featured in several programs such as CFM56, CF6, GE90, GEnx, TP400, GP7200 and SaM146 engines, FADECs currently equip over 3000 commercial aircraft and total over 100 million flight hours. This expertise also encompasses the electronic control of the Pratt & Whitney Canada engines designed for business planes: PW 615, PW 610 and PT6B-67A.

  4. Flight data management systems: ACMS

    The Aircraft Condition Monitoring System (ACMS) developed by Safran Electronics and Defense records data and information from aircraft systems: parameters at takeoff, flight speed, engine temperature, etc. They monitor and control the condition of the onboard equipment and systems, as well as the variations of flight conditions and aircraft operating conditions.

    Safran Electronics and Defense's ACMS equips Airbus A300, A310, the A320 family (A318 to A321), A350XWB and A380, as well as Boeing 727, 737 and 757, ATR42 and 72, Embraer EMB 170 to 195 and ERJ 135 to 145, etc. The unit’s characteristics and features are adapted to different types of planes and their names vary depending on the manufacturer.

    Safran Electronics and Defense has developed a new generation of ACMS units adapted to the requirements of the leading aircraft manufacturers, for their most recent planes. The particularity of these new generations of monitoring systems is to be able to acquire a wider range of data. The data can be recorded continuously via a Quick or Direct Access Recorder (QAR or DAR). In flight, pilots have access to information concerning malfunctions, and the alerts can also be transmitted to the ground by the ACMS via the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS).

    At the end of the flight, the data can be extracted from the ACMS via a PCMCIA card or sent via a secure wireless extension Wireless Extension For ACMS (WEFA). A key tool for operators, the WEFA makes it possible to transfer flight data very quickly to the servers on the ground, so that the operator can access the information, including remotely via a secure Internet link. The WEFA, available on the Safran Electronics and Defense's new generation of ACMS, can also be installed on certain earlier models like ED48 (A320) and ED35 (ATR 42/72 and Embraer).