Safran Aircraft Engines will create a new foundry works facility in Rennes, Brittany. The facility will manufacture turbine blades for the defence sector’s M88 and the commercial CFM International LEAP engines. The activities will be grouped together in a new entity called Safran Turbine Airfoils, which will employ around 200 people. The new facility will be operational in 2027. “The strategic decision to locate Safran Turbine Airfoils here in France reflects our support for the country’s national sovereignty and industry renaissance,” said Safran CEO Olivier Andries. “We want to make Safran Turbine Airfoils a showcase of our flair for innovation,

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