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  • Sun, Aug. 28, 12:11 PM
    • A Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) flight landed safely Saturday morning after being diverted to northern Florida following a major malfunction of one of its two engines during a flight from New Orleans to Orlando.
    • Photos showed the Boeing 737's (NYSE:BA) engine inlet completely torn away, revealing extensive structural damage to the engine nacelle that hangs underneath the wing.
    • CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY), is the sole supplier of engines for the single-aisle 737.
    | Sun, Aug. 28, 12:11 PM | 34 Comments
  • Wed, Jul. 20, 11:58 AM
    • The European Union approves Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY) and Safran's (OTC:SAFRF, OTCPK:SAFRY) joint takeover of Europe’s premier rocket launch company Arianespace on condition that the companies implement measures to prevent the exchange of sensitive information.
    • The companies agree to put in place firewalls between Airbus and Arianespace to prevent information flows that could hurt competitors, not to share information about outside companies with each other that does not apply to the daily operation of the business, and to restrict employee mobility between the companies.
    • The EU decision, which was expected, likely will result in Airbus Safran's payment of ~€150M ($166M) to the French space agency CNES, which holds the 35% stake on behalf of the French government.
    | Wed, Jul. 20, 11:58 AM
  • Thu, Jul. 14, 9:22 AM
    • Aircraft engine maker CFM International, jointly owned by General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY), won new deals worth $8.2B at the Farnborough Airshow.
    • They include orders, commitments and long-term service agreements for a total of 565 engines from airlines including AirAsia, Air Europa and TAP Portugal.
    | Thu, Jul. 14, 9:22 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Jun. 30, 8:28 AM
    • Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY) and Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY) have formally closed a deal to make the merger of their space launch activities fully operational.
    • Under the deal, Safran will make a €750M payment to Airbus to gain an equal 50% stake in the joint venture.
    • The two firms are combining their activities in response to competition from SpaceX and to prepare for the next version of Europe's next major rocket, the Ariane 6.
    | Thu, Jun. 30, 8:28 AM
  • Thu, Apr. 21, 8:54 AM
    • Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY) has agreed to sell its U.S.-based Morpho Detection unit and related activities to the Smiths Group (OTCPK:SMGZY) for an enterprise value of $710M.
    • The business will become part of Smiths' Detection division, which designs and manufactures sensors that identify explosives, weapons, chemical agents and other contraband.
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    | Thu, Apr. 21, 8:54 AM
  • Mon, Mar. 14, 9:09 AM
    • France's Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY) is selling its Morpho Detection business, while reviewing strategic options for its identity and security activities.
    • The group also said it was interested in adding to its aircraft equipment business if its financial goals were met.
    | Mon, Mar. 14, 9:09 AM
  • Wed, Feb. 17, 8:31 AM
    • CFM International, a joint venture between GE and Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY), secured a $4.9B order from Transportation Partners, the leasing arm of Lion Group.
    • Pratt & Whitney (NYSE:UTX) obtained a $3B contract from VietJet Aviation.
    • Both orders are for powering Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
    | Wed, Feb. 17, 8:31 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 11, 2015, 8:27 AM
    • VietJet Air has signed a $700M contract to buy 15 engines from CFM International, a 50-50 joint venture between GE and Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY).
    • The engines will be installed on VietJet's newly ordered Airbus A321 aircraft under a contract signed at the Dubai Air Show on Tuesday.
    | Nov. 11, 2015, 8:27 AM | 7 Comments
  • Jun. 18, 2015, 9:01 AM
    • GE Aviation and its joint venture companies, including CFM International, a 50-50 joint company between GE and Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY), announced more than $19B in orders and commitments at the Paris Airshow this week.
    • The announcements include close to 1,000 GE and CFM engines as well as OnPointSM solution agreements for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul.
    | Jun. 18, 2015, 9:01 AM | 3 Comments
  • Jun. 11, 2015, 8:38 AM
    • Facing heavy jet engine demand, Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY) said today it would focus on meeting its production targets before deciding whether to stretch its already record commitments further.
    • Airbus and Boeing have both agreed to plans with engine makers to raise output of their most popular models by about 20% to 50-52 planes a month by 2017-2018.
    • They have also begun exploring the margin for further increases to shorten a long waiting list powered by the arrival of new efficient engines such as the LEAP, co-produced by Safran and GE joint venture CFM International.
    | Jun. 11, 2015, 8:38 AM
  • Jun. 3, 2015, 7:16 AM
    • The A400M military transport plane that crashed in Spain last month suffered a triple engine failure linked to suspected software problems, Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY) said in a statement.
    • Nations involved in Europe's largest defense project have been told that the power froze twice on three out of four engines, shortly after take-off.
    • The engines were built by Europrop International, a venture which includes Rolls-Royce Holdings (OTCPK:RYCEY), Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY) and MTU Aero Engines (OTCPK:MTUAY).
    • Previously: Airbus A400M crashes during test flight (May. 10 2015)
    | Jun. 3, 2015, 7:16 AM
  • Mar. 3, 2015, 7:36 AM
    • Looking to bring down its public debt, the French government said it plans to sell a 3.96% stake in aerospace supplier Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY), and may sell as much as a 4.55% stake, depending on investor appetite.
    • Following the sale, France will still remain Safran’s main shareholder, with a 18.03% stake.
    | Mar. 3, 2015, 7:36 AM
  • Feb. 18, 2015, 11:08 AM
    • Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY +0.4%) Helicopters has decided to focus on one engine type for its X4 program, choosing Safran's (OTCPK:SAFRY) subsidiary Turbomeca as its provider.
    • The unit came to the decision after market research suggested the need for a "significant" increase in engine power.
    | Feb. 18, 2015, 11:08 AM
  • Dec. 3, 2014, 4:48 AM
    • Creating a new joint venture to build a less expensive version of the European satellite launcher Ariane, Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY) and Safran (OTCPK:SAFRY) will combine their space launcher activities under a new JV called Airbus Safran Launchers.
    • The two will begin building the Ariane 6 rocket in January and expect it to launch in 2020.
    | Dec. 3, 2014, 4:48 AM
  • Oct. 24, 2014, 4:24 AM
    • Rolls-Royce (OTC:RRCEF) has finalized an initial 25-year deal to form a JV with Safran's (OTCPK:SAFRY) Hispano-Suiza unit to design and develop accessory drive train transmissions for the company's full range of future aircraft engines.
    • A production plant will be built in a competitive country starting next year, with the aim of starting operations in late 2016 or early 2017.
    | Oct. 24, 2014, 4:24 AM
  • Mar. 27, 2013, 10:28 AM

    In what WSJ calls a bid to raise revenue to reduce the deficit, the French government disposes of 13M shares of defense equipment company Safran (SAFRY.PK). The sale raises €448M which will "be used to finance new productive investments to help repair [the] national economy."

    | Mar. 27, 2013, 10:28 AM