Snecma and Sagem launch SFCO2,a new service to reduce airlines’ operating costs

Paris Air Show, Le Bourget – June 20, 2013

Safran is calling on the complementary areas of expertise of Snecma and Sagem to offer airlines a new service designed to reduce their operating costs. By joining their areas of expertise, the two Safran companies will help customers enhance the operational efficiency of their aircraft, and therefore reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs.

The new service, designated SFCO2® was developed jointly by the two companies and is already available. Sagem contributed its long experience in aircraft flight data analysis, while Snecma contributed its OEM (original equipment manufacturer) expertise and global experience with operators. More specifically, Sagem deploys dedicated algorithms to analyze all data coming from the quick access recorders (QAR) on aircraft, as well as the airline's operational documents. Based on this analysis, and calling on its experience with the product and customer support, Snecma provides custom-tailored recommendations on the best practices to help the airline achieve overall cost savings. Following the operations review and flight data analysis, dedicated SFCO2® teams give the airline a detailed report with recommendations to improve the efficiency of its operating practices.

SFCO2® is a comprehensive service package that addresses airline demand to bring their costs under control, and identify potential savings through more sophisticated management of their operations. Snecma and Sagem don't only issue recommendations: they also provide support to help customers implement these new practices, in particular training services and information for the customer's staff.

In addition to this dedicated customer support, the airline also receives an array of tools to regularly track its progress. For example, it can track how well it is meeting objectives, and measure headroom for improvement. SFCO2® will also give pilots the resources needed to analyze their flights, based on innovative data management tools.

SFCO2® is being marketed by Sagem via its Cassiopée/Flight Ops Efficiency service package, and by Snecma through its EngineLife® support services.


Snecma is part of Safran, an international high-technology group with three core businesses: aerospace, defence and security. Snecma designs, builds and sells propulsion systems for air and space, including a wide range of commercial engines that are powerful, reliable, economical and environmentally-friendly, led by the global best-seller CFM56 and the new-generation LEAP*. The company also makes world-class military aircraft engines, as well as rocket propulsion systems and equipment for satellites and launch vehicles. Snecma is a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for civil and military aircraft engines, under the new EngineLife® brand, offering comprehensive support for customers around the world.

Sagem,a high-tech company of Safran, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem 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 group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 7,500 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.

Snecma press contact
Giulia Lecarrié
Tel. : +33 (0)1 69 87 09 29
Mob : +33 (0)6 42 17 40 19

Sagem (Safran)
Le Ponant de Paris 27, rue Leblanc
75 512 Paris Cedex 15 – France

Press Relations
+33 (0)1 58 11 19 49

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