Heritage center



The Safran Heritage Center is in charge of preserving, managing, making available and capitalizing on Safran's archives (photos, illustrations, texts, films & videos, etc.).

ATAR 101V - le premier essai au banc de ce moteur date de 1948.

These archives represent the "memory" of Safran companies, which the Records and Archives Managers seek to preserve, transmit and share.

Created on July 1, 2006, the Safran Heritage Center works closely with Group companies through bilateral agreements. The Center is designed to be a single-point-of-access for Safran's heritage, and a guide to help you discover the Group's history. Here are the main companies that making up Safran : 

  • Safran Nacelles
  • Safran Ceramics
  • Safran Transmission Systems
  • Safran Electrical & Power
  • Safran Landing Systems
  • Safran Electronics & Defense
  • Safran Aircraft Engines
  • Safran Helicopter Engines
  • Safran Aero Boosters

Our key partners:

  • French Ministry of Culture – Service interministériel des Archives de France/Interministerial Center for French Archives
  • French Ministry of Defense, Service Historique de la Défense/Defense History Department
  • Association des Amis du Musée Safran (AAMS)/Association of Friends of the Safran Museum
  • Association des Amis de Labinal Villemur (AALV)/Association of Friends of Labinal Villemur Association des Anciens et Amis de Safran (ACARS)…

Safran documents

Moteur Gnome Oméga

Documents collected from all Safran group companies include Illustrations, photos, videos, technical publications, press releases, brochures, magazines, ads, research and test records, blueprints and other drawings, etc.

These archives are inventoried and classified as they are received, whether provided by Group companies, as acquisitions, or from donations. They are made available to employees and researcher.

The site's Media Library gives you access to a selection from the Safran Heritage Centre's collections.



To see more photos and contact the Safran Heritage Centre team, you can also consult the Heritage Media Library. This web-accessible database offers a selection of photographs from the Safran Heritage Centre's collections. All internet users can access the public collections and certain users may obtain private access subject to approval and upon request for work reasons (media, universities, museums). 



This library houses a selection of the Group's collections managed by the Safran Heritage Centre. It contains several sections, including:

> Find the entire library"

Terms and conditions for consultation


Part of our stock of archives is considered as public archives. According to articles L 213.1 and L 213.2 of the French Heritage Code, public archives preserved by the Safran Heritage Center are available to anyone who requests them, except for documents that may harm the interests of individuals, the State, or commercial or industrial interests protected by law.

The right to consult archives under the status of private archives is subject to authorization by the companies having deposited these archives.

See Rules for the use of archives.


Whether you want to consult a document directly on our premises or at a distance, the Heritage Center advises you on which ones are most likely to contain the information you seek.

A reading room is available at the Snecma Villaroche plant Rond point René Ravaud – 77550 Moissy-Cramayel (France). See Legal terms and conditions for the reading room. 

If you have a request of this type, please make an appointment with one of our team members: Dominique Prot - dominique.prot@safran.fr

Any use of these documents requires the signature of an authorization agreement for the use of archives.


If you have a request of this type, please make an appointment with one of our team members:
Dominique PROT

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