Safran builds 2,000 thrust reversers

Safran Nacelles has designed and manufactured 2,000 thrust reversers for nearly 20 years at its United Kingdom site in Burnley, enabling the company to strengthen its position as the manufacturer of thrust reversers for business jets, the company said.

The thrust reversers are produced to a best-in-class quality standard, and have been supplied to various customers to serve a number of aircraft and engine variations, including Bombardier Challenger 300/350, Embraer Legacy 450/500, Gulfstream G280 and Textron Cessna Citation Longitude.

In the past 20 years, more than 3.5 million flight hours have been logged across the different variants, and in March 2018 the Cessna Longitude completed a tour around the world as it approaches certification and entry into service.

As well as producing thrust reversers for the HTF7000 engines, Safran Nacelles also provides business jet nacelles for the Dassault F7X and F8X aircraft, Bombardier Global 5000, 6000 and 7000, and Gulfstream G550.

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. It has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and over 20,800 devices in service, and over 125,000 flight hours per day.