Boeing and Safran have named their 50-50 joint venture to design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs): Initium Aerospace. From its Latin roots, initium means ‘the beginning’ or ‘to start.’ This is what an APU is and does when it provides the power to start the main aircraft engines and systems on the ground and, if necessary, in flight. Initium Aerospace starts with Boeing’s customer and airplane knowledge and Safran’s experience designing and producing complex propulsion systems. “This is an exciting milestone as we bring together the best of both companies to design and build an advanced APU that

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