1961
James Gaston Bayard

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.

1981

The Labinal Group buys Microturbo

2000
SHE

Snecma buys Labinal and Microturbo becomes a subsidiary of Turbomeca (now Safran Helicopter Engines), the world leader in helicopter turbine engines

2005
Safran

The Safran Group is formed when Snecma and Sagem merge

2014
SPU San Diego

Microturbo San Diego is founded

2016

Microturbo becomes Safran Power Units

2018
Initium Aerospace

Creation of Initium Aerospace, a Boeing and Safran joint venture in the field of auxiliary power units (APUs)

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