Safran to build new aircraft carbon brake plant near Lyon

Image of the new aircraft carbon brake plant in Feyzin, near Lyon, France ©Safran

The Chief Executive Officer of Safran, Philippe Petitcolin, has announced the construction of a new aircraft carbon brake plant in Feyzin, near Lyon.

This new plant will strengthen the production capacity of Safran Landing Systems, the Group’s landing and braking system specialist. Carbon brakes for aircraft are currently produced at three Safran facilities: the legacy site in Villeurbanne (near Lyon), also Safran’s global research center for friction materials, Walton, Kentucky in the United States, and Sendayan in Malaysia.

The facility will incorporate the full range of “Factory 4.0” technologies developed by Safran, resulting in a significant reduction in energy and water consumption, as well as increased use of renewable energies. Along with this new plant, the company is launching a major Research & Technology program in partnership with laboratories, universities and small businesses in the region, backed by support from the federal and local governments.

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