On Novembre 24. 2014, Président Hollande inaugurated the new production plant resulting from the industrial partnership between SAFRAN and ALBANY in Commercy (Eastern France – Meuse).
This plant will be dedicated to production of parts for the new LEAP engine : the LEAP family will power the new AIRBUS and BOEING single aisle generation, as well as the chinese C919 commercial jet.
In 2018, at full production rate, 400 employees will produce fan blades and casings in 3D woven carbone fiber, a state of the art new technology : the LEAP, with a backlog of over 8000 engines , is already a very successful program.
This new plant is a major boost for the Lorraine aerospace network : SAFRAN Aéro Composites and ALBANY Engineered Composites are members of AERIADES since beginning of 2013.