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Encyclopedia > SNECMA
Snecma SA
Type Private
Founded 1945
Headquarters Courcouronnes, France
Industry Aerospace & Defence
Products Civil & military aero engines
Space propulsion
Parent SAFRAN SA
Website www.snecma.com

Snecma was one of the world's leading aerospace corporations which merged with SAGEM to form SAFRAN. Snecma is now a subsidiary of the SAFRAN Group and previous Snecma subsidiaries have been reorganised within the wider group. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Courconnes is a city south of Paris, adjacent to Evry. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A defense contractor (sometimes called a military contractor) is a business organization or individual that provides products or services to a defense department of a government. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... For the lead singer of Republica see Saffron Saffron is the name given to the dried stigmata and part of the style of the saffron crocus, traditionally called Crocus sativus, which are harvested, dried, and used for cooking. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... SAGEM (Société d’Applications Générales de l’Electricité et de la Mécanique) was a major French company involved in defence electronics, consumer electronics and communication systems. ... For the lead singer of Republica see Saffron Saffron is the name given to the dried stigmata and part of the style of the saffron crocus, traditionally called Crocus sativus, which are harvested, dried, and used for cooking. ...


Snecma was formed as Société Nationale d'Étude et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation. The name is roughly translated as "National Company for the Study and Construction of Aviation Engines."

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History

Snecma was formed in 1945 by the nationalisation Gnome & Rhône, one of the largest aerospace groups in France at the time. Le Rhône 9C Le Rhône 9J general view Gnome et Rhône was a major French aircraft engine manufacturer. ...


In 1961 Snecma and Bristol Siddeley agreed a joint venture to produce the powerplant for the Concorde SST, the RR/Snecma Olympus 593. In 1968 Snecma took control of Hispano-Suiza, Socata and Bugatti. Bugatti's automobile background (turbochargers and engines) was valuable to Snecma. In a subsequent reorganisation all aero-engine maintenance services would be grouped as Sochata-Snecma. Bristol Siddeley was a UK aero-engine manufacturer formed in 1959 from the merger of Bristol Aero Engines and Armstrong-Siddeley. ... British Airways Concorde G-BOAB. Concorde G-BOAD on a barge beneath Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York City in November 2003, bound for the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. ... Rolls-Royce Olympus 593 The Olympus is a high-powered axial-flow turbojet, originally developed at Bristol Aero Engines, later passed to Bristol Siddeley, and finally to Rolls-Royce. ... Hispano-Suiza is a French engineering firm best known for their engine and weapon designs in the pre-World War II period, work that developed out of their earliest work in luxury automobile design. ... EADS Socata is a business unit of EADS dedicated to the production of general aviation aircraft propelled by piston engines and turboprops, including small personal or training aircraft as well as small business planes, as well as the production of aircraft structures for other manufacturers such as Airbus, Dassault, Embraer... Bugatti is one of the fastest marques of automobile and one of the most exclusive car producers of all time. ...


In 1970 Messier and Snecma agreed to merge their landing gear businesses. The following year Messier-Hispano was formed in which Snecma held a stake. In 1973 Snecma took full control of Messier-Hispano. In 1977 this landing gear business was further consolidated by the creation of Messier-Hispano-Bugatti (later renmaed Messier-Bugatti).


In 1974 Snecma and General Electric (GE) created a joint venture, CFM International, beginning a long term relationship which continues today. Testing of FADEC, a joint development of the two companies began in 1985. In 1990 Snecma announced its participation in the GE90 programme. GE-Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, is headquartered in Evendale, Ohio (a Cincinnati suburb). ... Categories: Stub | Aircraft engine manufacturers | General Electric subsidiaries ... GE90 NASA GE90 airflow simulation GE90-115B fanblade, on display at New Yorks Museum of Modern Art. ...


Messier-Dowty was formed in 1994 following the merger of the landing gear businesses of Snecma (Messier) and the British TI Group (Dowty). In 1998 Snecma took full control of Messier-Dowty. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Tube Investments. ... Messier-Dowty is a world leader in the development and manufacture of aircraft landing gear. ...


In 1999 Snecma Services was created to consolidate all maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations (including Sochata-Snecma).


In 2000 Snecma became a holding company and the propulsion business was reformed as Snecma Moteurs. Later in the year Snecma acquired Labinal, along with its Turbomeca and Microturbo subsidiaries. In 2001 Hurel-Hispano (now renamed and known as Aircelle)was created to consolidate the group's engine nacelle and thrust reverser businesses. Labinal is the wiring systems subsidiary of the French aerospace group SAFRAN. Labinal has divisions in Europe (mostly France, also Germany and the UK) and North America (U.S. and Mexico), as well as a research division with a total staff of 4,700 as of 2006. ... Look up nacelle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In 2005 Snecma merged with Sagem to form SAFRAN. Snecma is divided, with the company's subsidiaries contributing to the propulsion and equipment divisions of the new group.


Product range

The company's major civil aircraft engine is the CFM International CFM56. CFM56 aircraft engines, produced by a partnership between Snecma and General Electric that stretches back over 25 years, power more than 4,900 aircraft around the world. Today, a CFM56-powered aircraft takes off somewhere in the world every four seconds. Categories: Stub | Aircraft engine manufacturers | General Electric subsidiaries ... CFM56-3 CFM56, front view CFM International CFM-56 series engines is a family of high-bypass turbofan engines made by CFM International and has a thrust range from 18,500 to 34,000 lbf (82 kN to 151 kN). ... GE redirects here. ...


Snecma is also the main partner for the General Electric CF6-80 and GE90 programs. Snecma recently increased its presence in the high-thrust turbofan segment by joining the Engine Alliance GP7200 program managed by the Engine Alliance, a 50/50 joint venture of General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. This jet is one of two options available to power the Airbus A380. General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE) is the top supplier of aircraft engines in the world and offers engines for the majority of commercial aircraft. ... CF6 turbofan at the KLM engine shop The General Electric TF39 and CF6 family of high-bypass turbofan engines are the most popular large aircraft turbines in the world, powering civil and military widebodies from a variety of manufacturers. ... GE90 NASA GE90 airflow simulation GE90-115B fanblade, on display at New Yorks Museum of Modern Art. ... Mock-up picture in Emirates colours The Engine Alliance GP7200 is a new turbofan jet engine that will incorporate state-of-the-art advanced technologies of proven wide-body products from the worlds No. ... The Engine Alliance, a 50/50 joint venture between General Electric and Pratt & Whitney, was formed in August 1996 to develop, manufacture, sell, and support a family of modern technology engines for new high-capacity, long-range aircraft. ... Pratt & Whitney is an American aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engined airliner manufactured by EADS (Airbus S.A.S.). It is the largest passenger airliner in the world. ...


The company has entered into the PowerJet partnership with NPO Saturn of Russia, to provide SaM146 engines for the Russian Regional Jet program. PowerJet (Двигатель) is a 50/50 joint venture between Snecma Moteurs of France, and NPO Saturn, of Russia. ... NPO Saturn building NPO Saturn (НПО Сатурн) is a Russian aircraft engine manufacturer, formed from the mergers of Rybinsk and Lyulka-Saturn. ... The PowerJet SaM146 (Двигатель SaM146) is an engine family produced by the PowerJet joint venture between Snecma Moteurs and NPO Saturn. ... Sukhoi Russian Regional Jet (RRJ) The Sukhoi Russian Regional Jet (Самолёт Российский Региональный Сухого), or Sukhoi RRJ, is a regional jet family in the 60 to 95-seat category. ...


Commercial engines

CFM56-3 CFM56, front view CFM International CFM-56 series engines is a family of high-bypass turbofan engines made by CFM International and has a thrust range from 18,500 to 34,000 lbf (82 kN to 151 kN). ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range, narrow body airliner. ... The Airbus A320 is a short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. a subsidiary of EADS. It is similar in design to the twin-engined A330. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... GE90 NASA GE90 airflow simulation GE90-115B fanblade, on display at New Yorks Museum of Modern Art. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engined airliner built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... CF6 turbofan at the KLM engine shop The General Electric TF39 and CF6 family of high-bypass turbofan engines are the most popular large aircraft turbines in the world, powering civil and military widebodies from a variety of manufacturers. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner manufactured by EADS (Airbus S.A.S.). It was developed at the same time as the four-engined A340. ... Mock-up picture in Emirates colours The Engine Alliance GP7200 is a new turbofan jet engine that will incorporate state-of-the-art advanced technologies of proven wide-body products from the worlds No. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engined airliner manufactured by EADS (Airbus S.A.S.). It is the largest passenger airliner in the world. ... The PowerJet SaM146 (Двигатель SaM146) is an engine family produced by the PowerJet joint venture between Snecma Moteurs and NPO Saturn. ... Sukhoi Russian Regional Jet (RRJ) The Sukhoi Russian Regional Jet (Самолёт Российский Региональный Сухого), or Sukhoi RRJ, is a regional jet family in the 60 to 95-seat category. ...

Military engines

The SNECMA Atar was a French axial-flow turbojet engine built by Snecma Moteurs. ... The BMW 003 was an early turbojet engine produced in Germany during World War II. Work on its design began earlier than the contemporary Junkers Jumo 004 engine, but prolonged developmental problems meant that the BMW 003 entered production much later, and the aircraft projects that had been designed with... Dassault Aviation is a French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional and business jets. ... The Dassault Étendard IV was a French carrier-borne strike fighter in service with the French Navy. ... The Dassault Super Étendard is a French carrier-borne strike fighter in service with the French and Argentine Navy. ... The Dassault Mirage III is a supersonic fighter aircraft designed in France by Dassault Aviation during the 1950s, and manufactured both in France and a number of other countries. ... The Dassault Mirage IV is a French jet-propelled supersonic strategic bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. ... The Dassault Mirage F1 is a single-seat air-superiority fighter and attack aircraft built by Dassault Aviation of France. ... The M88 is an afterburning turbofan engine developed for the Dassault Rafale omnirole fighter by Snecma. ... The logo of the Dassault Rafale program. ... The M53 is an afterburning turbofan engine developed for the Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter by Snecma. ... The Mirage 2000 is a French-built multirole fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation. ... EuroProp International TP400-D6 is the powerplant for the Airbus A400M. When it enters service it will be the most powerful turboprop aircraft in the Western world. ... The Airbus A400M is a four-engine turboprop aircraft, designed by Airbus Military to meet the demand of European nations for military airlift. ... Alpha Jet owned by Red Bull The Alpha Jet is a light attack and advanced trainer aircraft manufactured by Dornier of Germany and Dassault-Breguet of France. ...

Rocket engines

  • Ariane 5 G
  • Ariane 5 ECA
  • Ariane 5 ECB
  • Satellite propulsion

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POWERJET || COMPANY > PARENT COMPANIES > SNECMA (199 words)
Snecma designs and produces commercial engines that are leaders in their thrust class, such as the CFM56, the world’s best selling and most reliable commercial aircraft engine.
Snecma is also a partner to General Electric on various large turbofan engines: the CF6, the GE90 and GE90-115B and the GP7200.
Snecma is active in all three segments of the military aircraft market – combat, training and transport – with the M88-2 (Rafale), the M53-P2 (Mirage), the Larzac® for trainer aircraft and the TP400-D6 turboprop engine for the A400M military transport aircraft.
Snecma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (543 words)
Snecma was formed in 1945 by the nationalisation Gnome and Rhône, one of the largest aerospace groups in France at the time.
In 1961 Snecma and Bristol Siddeley agreed a joint venture to produce the powerplant for the Concorde SST, the RR/Snecma Olympus 593.
Snecma is divided, with the company's subsidiaries contributing to the propulsion and equipment divisions of the new group.
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