Depending on the aircraft's architecture, power is transferred to the main motor either mechanically or pneumatically. Safran Power Units designs and manufactures a wide range of starters for both modes. It also makes valve systems for engine air turbine starters.
Safran Power Units provides the starting systems for TP400 engines on the Airbus Military A400M and SaM146 engines on Sukhoi's SuperJet 100.
Originally created for the Dassault Aviation Rafale aircraft, the Air Turbine Starter ATS-305 is designed to start the Safran Aircraft Engines M88 engines, from the intake air flow supplied by the Auxiliary Power Unit of the aircraft (Safran Power Units APU Rubis 3).
Associated with the Saphir 10 APU, the ATS 323 air turbine starter, in a very short time, start the Safran Helicopter Engines / Rolls-Royce Adour Mk871 jet engine installed on the BAE SYSTEMS Hawk advanced training aircraft.
Designed to start the TP400, the ATS 334 was selected by Europrop International to outfit the engine of the A400M.
The latest in Safran Power Units’ family of air turbine starters, the ATS 337 is used to start the SaM 146 engine developed by PowerJet (a Safran Aircraft Engines-NPO Saturn joint venture) for the family of SuperJet 100 Russian regional jets developed by Sukhoï.
Associated with the Opale 3 APU, the ATS 346 air turbine starter, in a very short time, start the Alenia-Aermacchi’s M-346 advanced training aircraft.