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Safran venture to develop radical new jet engine

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General Electric and France’s Safran has unveiled plans to test-build an open-bladed jet engine able to reduce fuel use and emissions by 20% as...

France’s Safran aims to topple U.S. rival as no.1 aerospace supplier

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Safran unveiled ambitions to become the world's leading aerospace supplier in 15 years, overtaking United Technologies, as it pledged a research and...

Safran hopes new fuel-efficient jet engine can reshape air travel

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French aero engine maker Safran unveiled a new engine prototype on Tuesday that would radically cut fuel consumption, potentially reshaping air travel...

Denel gets approval to buy Turbomeca Africa

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The Competition Commission South Africa has recommended the approval of the acquisition of Turbomeca Africa (TMA) by state-owned defence conglomerate Denel. In its...

Airbus, Safran finalize space launchers merger

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French engine maker Safran will pay Airbus Group 750 million euros ($832 million) as they combine their space launch activities to combat...

French court fines Safran for Nigerian bribes

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French aeronautics and defence group Safran was fined 500,000 euros (US$630,000) on yesterday by a Paris court for bribing public officials in...

Turbomeca Africa nearing capacity as post-recession recovery continues

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Turbomeca Africa will nearly reach maximum capacity with its helicopter engine maintenance, repair and overhaul facility as it marks its tenth year...

Safran and Thales near asset swap deal

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Thales and Safran have almost reached a long-awaited deal to pool some of their defence assets by setting up two joint ventures...

Thales CEO says Safran talks continuing -report

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Talks between French aerospace companies Thales and Safran are continuing over an asset swap, with valuation terms still to be agreed, the...

Safran CEO says demand to stay strong – report

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Safran has not felt the impact of the financial crisis so far and orders for the French defence and aerospace company are...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...