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Safran moves into new engine MRO site at Brussels Airport

A new building for Safran Aircraft Engine Services Brussels, a subsidiary of engine manufacturer Safran Aircraft Engines, has been inaugurated at Brussels Airport.
photo_camera The new building meets the highest environmental standards.

A new building for Safran Aircraft Engine Services Brussels, a subsidiary of engine manufacturer Safran Aircraft Engines, has been inaugurated at Brussels Airport.

The 8,500 sqm site houses a new maintenance shop for the LEAP-1 engines of the latest generation aircraft and has been built to meet the highest environmental standards.

The building is carbon neutral thanks to the use of 100% renewable energy, including solar panels on the roof and circular heating systems. The building also produces more energy than it consumes, making it energy-positive.

Arnaud Feist, chief executive of Brussels Airport Company, said: “We are delighted to welcome Safran Aircraft Engine Services to a brand new building at Brussels Airport.

“This state-of-the-art facility is an important milestone in our partnership of over 23 years with Safran and underlines our commitment to provide first-class infrastructure and support to our logistics partners.

“With advanced energy-efficient technologies and a sustainable design, this new facility not only improves operational efficiency but also reflects our commitment to a sustainable future.

“We are incredibly pleased with this important realisation within our successful and long-standing partnership with Safran.”

This new maintenance workshop will contribute to the development of Safran Aircraft Engines’ global maintenance network and support the growth of the LEAP maintenance activities.

The LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines power most of the new generation A320neo and B737 MAX aircraft. The new facility strengthens the existing capacity of Safran Aircraft Engine Services Brussels, which has been part of the Brussels Airport ecosystem for almost a quarter of a century.

Jean-Paul Alary, president of Safran Aircraft Engines, said: “We are delighted to strengthen our industrial footprint within the Brussels Airport ecosystem, where we can count on the highest standards in terms of low-carbon infrastructure and competencies.

“This new facility is an essential link in our global MRO network to support the growing fleet of LEAP engines worldwide while reducing the carbon footprint of our operations.”

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