Maintaining its rapid pace after the program go-ahead in 2014, Safran Nacelles' 100th delivery occurred just 13 months after the initial production nacelle system was supplied to Airbus in August 2018. It followed a 48-month development that was a record for Safran Nacelles.
The A330neo nacelle systems benefit from Safran Nacelles' proven expertise, being more aerodynamic and lighter with the use of composite materials, as well as contributing to the aircraft's lower noise level through the use of enhanced acoustic treatment.
With an external diameter of 3.65m, the A330neo nacelles are in the same large-size category as those on Airbus' double-deck A380 – for which Safran Nacelles also has full development and integration responsibility.
"Our 100th A330neo nacelle delivery to Airbus is a tribute to the dedication of Safran Nacelles' teams, who have been committed to its success from the start, and once again demonstrates our company's role as a world-leading Tier 1 nacelle system developer, producer, integrator and supplier," said CEO Cédric Goubet.
All of Safran Nacelles' primary industrial sites are involved in production of the A330neo nacelle system: Le Havre, France; Burnley, England; Casablanca, Morocco; and Colomiers, France located near Airbus' A330 final assembly line at Toulouse Blagnac Airport.