Safran Aircraft Engine Services Brussels, a subsidiary of Safran Aircraft Engines, a world-leading engine manufacturer for civil and military aircraft, has been operating in the Brussels Airport area for 24 years.
The company was looking for a new location to develop and modernise its global maintenance network for the latest generation of LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines powering the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX families, respectively.
“We are delighted to anchor a site of excellence in Belgium for our LEAP engine after-sales activities,” says Nicolas Potier, Director of the Support & Services division of Safran Aircraft Engines. “The construction of this new building will meet the twofold objective of developing and modernising our global maintenance network to support the growth of the LEAP fleet worldwide and of reducing the carbon footprint of our operations and infrastructure, as part of Safran’s low-carbon strategy.”
This new ‘positive energy’ building will be located in the northern part of Brussels Airport’s logistics area, which will soon be home exclusively to companies in charge of aeronautical maintenance operations.
Construction work is scheduled to be completed in early 2024 and the site is expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2024.
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