Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

March 2008 edition

Factory series: Why the Villaroche plant production and organisation is a complex exercise

Location: Snecma's Villaroche plant is located about 50 kilometres southeast of Paris, in Seine-et-Marne, and spans some 82 hectares (203 acres). The site hosts several Snecma corporate, operating and support divisions. It hosts precision assembly, advanced research, testing, design and international sales and marketing.

Network: The Villaroche plant is part of a Safran industrial complex that houses Snecma subsidiaries as well as other group companies: Hispano-Suiza's Reau plant, plus units of Snecma Services and Teuchos.

Snecma shares expertise with fellow Safran Group companies on many levels with an active R&D partnership policy. It has also formed partnerships with outside laboratories, research centres and universities, which may direct their research in coordination with Snecma.

History: The Villaroche site was created in 1947 for ground and flight testing of commercial and military aircraft engines. In the early 1970s, flight testing operations were transferred to the Istres base in southwest France. About ten years later, engine assembly operations were transferred from Evry-Corbeil to Villaroche.

The Villaroche plant is the largest employer in the Seine-et-Marne department and is heavily involved in the local community. Villaroche is also Snecma's "most popular" facility: each year it welcomes more than 4,000 visitors who come to see how jet eng....

Full report (1279 words) is available by subscription:  

Tell a friend/colleague about this story:



 Contact details from our directory:
Safran Aircraft Engines Turbofan Engines, Compressors, Engine Parts, Piston Engines
CFM International S.A.
Safran Transmission Systems Engine Controls, Full Authority Digital Controls, Sensors/Transducers, Wire Assemblies, Thrust Reversers, Gearboxes, Fuel Pumps, Engine Heat Exchangers, Nacelles, Emergency Generators, Wire Harnesses, Engine Mounts, Electrical Actuators, Mechanical Transmissions, Landing Gear Controls, Steering Systems, Power Distribution Equipment, Airborne Electrical Power Supplies
CFM International Inc. Turbofan Engines
GE Aircraft Engines Turboprop Engines, Turboshaft Engines, Turbofan Engines, Turbojet Engines
Safran Group

Subscribers are able to access the full text of articles on this web site, and in a downloadable PDF newsletter. If you have a subscription already then please log in, otherwise see our latest subscription offers.

Enhanced listings:

Victrex Plc
New VICTREX® AE250 composites and hybrid molding technology are changing the equation in Aerospace composites – find out more!

United Performance Metals
A global distributor and processor of titanium products for over 40 years, and a leading supplier to the aerospace industry

USA Borescopes
USA Borescopes is a global supplier of world class visual inspection equipment. We are the one stop source for aviation professionals.

The leading provider of heat treatment services worldwide. Bodycote offers high quality, reliable and cost-effective services to manufacturers whatever their size or market sector.

Dexmet Corporation
Dexmet MicroGrid® an innovative product line that help improve the composite aircraft withstand the rigors of a lightning strike

See our advertising tariff.


Monthly page limit exceeded. Please buy a subscription.

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2016. Terms & Conditions of reading.