Safran is making extensive use of automation and digitalization to transform its factories, using each of the technologies to dramatically improve quality and shorten production cycles. In Le Havre, France, Safran Nacelles (formerly known as Aircelle) is betting on augmented reality, moving lines and big data to further fulfill a “right first time” philosophy. In Pau in Southwest France, Safran Helicopter Engines (formerly Turbomeca) has entirely rethought a production line for ...

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