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 Eco-design and co-innovation
Right from the design stage, Safran integrates reduced environmental impact in its products across their entire lifecycle. Safran applies an open innovation policy based
on multiple partnerships to go beyond conventional thinking.
In 2016, Safran set up an audited eco-design reference system to reduce the overall environmental footprint of its products across their lifecycles. All Group companies use this reference system, in addition to ISO standards, as the basis for a dedicated structure to integrate environmental aspects right from the design stage for each new program, as well as for the development of new technologies. This criterion is systematically applied when choosing materials and processes. As part of this eco-design strategy, Safran has identified five areas with significant impact: chemical risks (toxicity and eco-toxicity), the increasing scarcity of non-renewable resources, energy consumption, noise and atmospheric releases (CO2, NOx, sulfur oxides, particles).
■ The same environmental focus applies to Safran’s aftersales services, especially maintenance, repair and overhaul, or MRO. Year after year, Safran’s experts develop new repair and maintenance techniques to fully restore performance, extend part life and avoid replacements. Reflecting the precepts of the circular economy, Safran favors the reuse of pre-owned parts. For example, CFM Materials, a joint venture between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines specialized in used serviceable CFM56 parts, offers MRO shops worldwide a wide range of spare parts with guaranteed quality and traceability.
Airbus A340 jets
to be dismantled worldwide have been recycled by Tarmac Aerosave
■ Back in 2007, Safran teamed up with Airbus and Suez to create Tarmac Aerosave, headquartered in southwest France. Today, Tarmac Aerosave sets the European standard for the storage and dismantling of military and commercial aircraft built by Airbus, Boeing, ATR, Bombardier, Embraer and others. Tarmac offers aircraft parking and equipment storage space, along with the largest aircraft dismantling capacity in Europe at three different sites: Tarbes-Lourdes and Toulouse- Francazal in France, and Teruel in Spain. Over the last ten years, it has dismantled and recycled 170 aircraft and 135 engines, with a recovery rate exceeding 92%. In June 2020 the company opened a fourth facility to keep pace with its growing business, this time in Vatry, northeastern France.
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