Safran Electronics & Defense
Safran Electronics & Defense, a Safran high-tech company, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. Safran Electronics & Defense is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe through the Safran international network, Safran Electronics & Defense and its subsidiaries employ 8,161 people in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America.
CEO of Safran Electronics & Defense: Martin Sion
Employees: 8,161* (as of Dec. 31, 2018)
Head office: Safran Electronics & Defense - Arcs de Seine - 18/20 quai du Point du Jour - 92659 Boulogne-Billancourt Cedex - France
Tel.: +33 (0)1 55 60 38 00
Fax: +33 (0)1 55 60 38 95
* including Safran Electronics & Defense and its international subsidiaries
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Safran Electronics & Defense's Quality Policy is aimed at involving the company in a process of continual improvement, crucial for reaching its goals of excellence for products and services and, thus, providing customer satisfaction.
This policy focuses on five areas of priority, defined in consistency with the Safran Group values, applied in all the different company sectors:
- Customer satisfaction
- Company quality culture
- Development quality
- Product / process robustness
- Supplier quality and supply chain
Company quality and deployment of the quality policy are based on a Quality Management System and internal processes.
Quality Management System
The Quality Management System is based on an organization, in charge of developing the company according to its strategic goals, and on processes aimed at developing a continual improvement approach. The QMS is also formalized in a structural set of reference documents making it possible to conduct projects in compliance with standards, as well as capitalize on company know-how and guide its improvement-oriented approach. Safran Electronics & Defense is organized into line management - three divisions and staff management. Quality management, also structured in consistency with the company's operational organization, is in charge of guaranteeing the quality of products delivered to customers, the respect and improvement of processes, and offering shared methods and tools for quality.
The top goal, developed in the quality improvement plans drawn up per division and per product line, is to deliver quality products within the scheduled time period. These improvement plans incorporate how to deal with non-quality faster, assess whether processes and guidelines are respected, take into account experience feedback, as well as how to improve the reliability of industrial processes, reinforce the quality of industrializations and optimize manufacturing cycles.
The development of methods and quality training for teams is a key success factor in Safran Electronics & Defense core activities, involving a high degree of highly skilled labor. The implementation of proven methods of Corrective and Preventive Actions (PDCA, 8D, FMECA Product/Process, HAT/HASS, Lean-Sigma, etc.) make it possible to foresee problems and, if need be, identify them and solve them quickly.
Safran Electronics & Defense uses quality guidelines set out in manuals, process description documents, procedures and instructions, based on international standards (ISO9001, EN9100 and EN9110). The organization of these various components is presented in the company Quality Manual, and for Civil Aviation regulations in the Production Organization Manual (POM) and the Maintenance Organization Exposition (MOE).
Certificates and accreditations
Safran Electronics & Defense holds a great number of certifications attesting the compliance of its Quality Management System with international Best Practices, notably according to EN9100 (ASD standard - Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe), AQAP2110 (NATO Allied Quality Assurance Publications standard) and ISO9001 (according to ISO - International Standardization Organization) standards.
Safran Electronics & Defense is also certified in its specific fields of activity by aviation safety agencies (European, American, Canadian and Chinese, etc.)
Safran Electronics & Defense Certificates
|EN9100:2018 (prEN9100:2016*) : QMS - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations||N° FR043486-1|
|prEN9110:2016 : QMS- Requirements for Aviation Maintenance Organizations||N° FR043488-1|
|AQAP2110 (éd. D : 2016) : NATO Quality assurance requirements for design, development and production||N° FR043490-1 – FR
N° FR043490-1 – EN
|ISO9001:2015 : QMS - Requirements||N° FR043484-1 – FR
N° FR043484-1 – EN
|NADCAP : acknowledgement to AC7120 standard : Circuit Card Assemblies (Fougères)||N° 10651180695|
*EN9100:2018 standard replaces prEN9100:2016 (draft) standard since May 2018, whithout any change.
Safran Electronics & Defense Accreditations
|EASA (Europe) - EASA Part-21G||N° FR.21G.0116|
|EASA (Europe) - EASA Part-145||N° FR.145.0181|
|FAA (USA) - 14 CFR Part-145||N° U78Y370Y|
|CAAC (Chine) - CCAR-145||N° F03300512|
|TCCA (Canada) - CAR 573||N° 808-01|
|DSAE (France) - FRA-145||N° FRA-145-0044|
Certificates and accreditations held by Safran Electronics & Defense subsidiaries
- Safran Electronics & Defense Avionics USA LLC / Costa Mesa
|AS 9100 D - QMS - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations||N° US010695-3|
|FAA (USA) - 14 CFR Part-145||N° E7AR565J|
- Safran Electronics & Defense Avionics USA LLC / Grand Prairie
|AS 9100 D - QMS - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations||N° US011483-3|
|AS 9110 C - QMS- Requirements for Aviation Maintenance Organizations||N° US011654-3|
|FAA (USA) - 14 CFR Part-145||N° SVUR684K|
|EASA (Europe) - EASA Part-145||N° EASA.145.4864|
|CAAC (Chine) - CCAR-145||N° F00100770|
- Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia Pty Ltd
|ISO 9001:2015 - QMS - Requirements||N° AU002816-1|
- Safran Electronics & Defense Canada Inc. / Peterborough
|AS 9100 D - QMS - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations||N° CA002603-3|
|TCCA (Canada) - CAR 561||N° 154-92|
|TCCA (Canada) - CAR 573||N° 154-92|
|EASA (Europe) - EASA Part-145||N° EASA.145.7096|
|CAAC (Chine) - CCAR-145||N° F01100719|
- Safran Electronics & Defense Germany GmbH / Murr
|ISO 9001:2015 - SMQ - Systèmes de management de la qualité - Exigences||N° 81013665/2|
|AS 9100 D - SMQ - Exigences pour les Organismes de l'Aéronautique, l'Espace et la Défense||N° 881013009/2|
|EASA (Europe) - EASA Part-21G||N° DE.21G.0116|
|EASA (Europe) - EASA Part-145||N° DE.145.0231|
|FAA (USA) - 14 CFR Part-145||N° S71Y596Y|
|TCCA (Canada) - CAR 573||N° 818-19|
- Safran Electronics & Defense Services Asia Pte Ltd / Singapore
|ISO 9001:2015 and AS9110C||N° 141583-2013-AQ-SGP-ANAB|
|CAAS (Singapore) - SAR-145||N° AWI/159|
|EASA (Europe) - EASA Part-145||N° EASA.145.0094|
|FAA (USA) - 14 CFR Part-145||N° L28Y128O|
|TCCA (Canada) - CAR 573||N° 5015-18408|
|CAAC (China) - CCAR-145||N° F06500279|
|CAAV (Vietnam) - VAR Part-5||N° VN-109NN/CAAV|
|CAAM (Malaysia) - Airworthiness Notice 6501||N° FAMO/2016/08|
|CAAT (Thailand) - CAAT Foreign Repair Station||N° 220/2541|
|DGCA (Indonesia) - CASR Part-145||N° 145F - 937|
- International Services Electronique Informatique - (ISEI) / Aix-en-Provence
|EASA (Europe) - EASA Part-21G||N° FR.21G.0202|
|EASA (Europe) - EASA Part-145||N° FR.145.0645|
- Safran Reosc / St Pierre du Perray
|ISO 9001:2015 - QMS - Requirements||N° FR044491-1|
Safran Electronics & Defense rating: 94/100
Criterion No. 1: Difference in average salary between men and women.
Criterion No. 2: Comparison of the percentage of men and women having received a raise.
Criterion No. 3: Comparison of the percentage of men and women having received a promotion.
Criterion No. 4: Whether all women received a raise on returning from a maternity/adoption leave.
Criterion No. 5: Number of women in the top 10 paying positions.