Safran Nacelles is one of the main integrators of aircraft engine nacelle systems in the world. On the long-range commercial aircraft market, Safran Nacelles is the partner of the main aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing. On the Airbus A380, the nacelle systems designed by Safran Nacelles - the first in the world to be equipped with an electrically-actuated thrust reverser - are a technological reference
Airbus A330ceo thrust reversers
Safran Nacelles' four-door thrust reversers equip the Airbus A330ceo powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 700 powerplants.
The A330ceo jetliner's Rolls-Royce Trent 700 turbofan engine utilizes the world's first large pivot door-type thrust reverser and includes an innovative one-piece composite inner fixed structure. Its acoustic treatment contributes to the propulsion system's reduced noise footprint.
Delivery of the first Trent 700 thrust reverser occurred during 1993, and the initial A330 powered by this engine made its maiden flight in January 1994 – with airline service beginning the following year.
Safran Nacelles' industrial responsibility also involves its assembly of the "podded" engine, built up using the company's thrust reverser, along with the air inlet, cowl doors and common nozzle assembly – which are provided by other suppliers. Safran Nacelles delivers the completed Trent 700 to Airbus' final assembly line at in the Toulouse, France area for installation on the A330ceo.
The Trent 700 is available on A330ceo jetliners in both the passenger and freighter versions. Additionally, these Rolls-Royce turbofan engines power the BelugaXL – a highly modified outsize version of the A330ceo, developed for use by Airbus in transporting large aircraft components within the company's production network. A total of six BelugaXLs are being produced, with the initial aircraft performing its maiden flight in July 2018.