Safran Power Units is founded under the name of Microturbo by James Gaston Bayard, with Noëlle starters for the Snecma Atar® turbojets powering the Dassault Aviation Mirage.
The Labinal Group buys Microturbo
Snecma buys Labinal and Microturbo becomes a subsidiary of Turbomeca
The Safran Group is formed when Snecma and Sagem merge
Microturbo San Diego is founded