Safran’s Lab: Testing Wheels and Brakes

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Safran Landing Systems celebrates the opening of its newly upgraded laboratory, named NEWTON, at the Vélizy-Villacoublay site in France, marking a significant step forward in its testing capabilities for wheels and carbon brakes. This enhancement, costing the company 10 million euros, is not just about advanced testing facilities but also emphasizes a sustainable and efficient working environment. The lab is a testament to Safran’s commitment to delivering high-performance, durable, and competitive aviation components across the civil, military, and business aviation sectors.

Key Highlights:

  • Advanced Testing Capabilities: NEWTON features the latest in connected industrial technology, allowing for enhanced testing of R&T prototypes and product maturity development.
  • Increased Productivity: The lab’s new test bench is 30% more productive, with 4.0 technologies enabling remote monitoring and automated operations.
  • Sustainability and Efficiency: Integration with the Vélizy geothermal power plant and a 60% reduction in carbon footprint highlight Safran’s environmental responsibility.
  • Ergonomic and Safe Design: High ergonomic standards and zero red risks in all workstations improve safety and accessibility for all employees, including those with disabilities.
Safran's Lab: Testing Wheels and Brakes

Safran Landing Systems’ NEWTON laboratory stands as a pinnacle of technological advancement and operational efficiency. With its state-of-the-art test bench, the lab is poised to significantly improve the development and qualification of brakes, ensuring they meet the ever-increasing demands of the aviation industry. The lab’s design not only enhances performance and productivity but also reflects Safran’s dedication to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and health safety environment (HSE) standards. By optimizing storage capacity and reducing operational cooling times, NEWTON is set to elevate Safran’s capabilities in delivering superior aviation components. Furthermore, the facility’s environmental initiatives and commitment to improving workplace quality of life underscore the company’s broader values and CSR commitments. Through NEWTON, Safran Landing Systems reinforces its position in the aviation sector, promising more durable, competitive, and high-performance braking solutions aligned with its CSR principles.

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