About Hispano-Suiza

Mise en caisse de l'AGB BR710

A century of experience with mechanical systems

Hispano-Suiza's experience in the design of high-performance mechanical systems reaches back to the company's founding in 1904.

Today a pivotal part of parent group Safran's aero-engine strategy, Hispano-Suiza gives customers the broad benefits of its recognized expertise, meticulous approach and experience. The quality and reliability of our systems, equipment and services make Hispano-Suiza a world leader in mechanical power transmissions.

Building on our technical and industrial expertise, plus a proven ability to innovate, Hispano-Suiza is now expanding into new markets for high-performance mechanical power transmission systems. 

ADT générique Hispano-Suiza

Inside power transmissions systems

The accessory gearbox (AGB) taps power directly inside the engine through a radial driveshaft (RDS), to drive fuel pumps, power generators, lubrication system, the starter, oil trap and other engine accessories and the aircraft's power generation system. The complete assembly supplied by Hispano-Suiza is called the accessory drive train (ADT). 

Hispano-Suiza is the world's leading supplier of mechanical power transmissions for mainline commercial jets (over 100 seats), with production of more than 2,300 shipsets per year. By the end of 2014, these systems had logged a cumulated total of 850 million flight-hours. Hispano-Suiza equipment has been chosen by two of the world's leading engine-makers, CFM International and Rolls-Royce, clearly reflecting the top-flight reliability of our systems. When you choose Hispano-Suiza, you choose a dependable, responsive and innovative partner. 

 

Management

Hélène Moreau-Leroy Portrait

Hélène Moreau-Leroy
Chief Executive Officer

   
Jan Sawicki Portrait

Jan Sawicki (CEO)
Hispano-Suiza Polska

Laurent Raoul Portrait

Laurent Raoul
Technical

Jean Boidron Portrait

Jean Boidron
Programmes

Marc Laubreaux Portrait

Marc Laubreaux
Sales & Services

Yann Lecois Portrait

Yann Lecois
Finance

Gilles Bezault Portrait

Gilles Bezault
Operations

Julie-Anne Pruvost Portrait

Julie-Anne Pruvost
Strategy

Laurent Collignon Portrait

Laurent Collignon
Quality

Vincent Mackie Portrait

Vincent Mackie
Human Resources & Communication

Roberto Zannier Portrait

Roberto Zannier
Improvement initiative and Information Systems

   
 

Quality

Hélène Moreau-Leroy Portrait

Our mission: deliver best-in-class products and services

Hélène Moreau-Leroy, Chief Executive officer

 

Hispano-Suiza applies a very ambitious quality policy, derived directly from parent group Safran's corporate quality policy, based on continuous innovation and improvement.

Our quality policy draws on Safran's corporate values. It is inseparable from the imperative for technical excellence and close product support that irrigates all of Safran. Our emphasis on total quality is deployed worldwide.

Our quality policy has three main objectives. 

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, BASED ON:
  • Listening to their needs, respecting their requirements, the preventive and responsive handling of all their requests.
  • Meeting our commitments in terms of quality, costs, deadlines and safety, for all of our products and services.

 

CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT, THROUGH:
  • The continuous improvement of our processes, by actively encouraging people's innovative ideas.
  • Developing collaboration with our suppliers, to help improve their overall performance.,
  • Sharing best practices and top-priority actions designed to enhance our efficiency and quality.

 

INCREASING OUR COMPETITIVENESS, BY:
  • Rigorously managing our programs, according to management guidelines applicable to all companies, drawing on feedback and contributing to effective risk management. 
  • Complying with quality fundamentals, and using the appropriate tools and methods to guarantee our product maturity, from design through operation.

 

Another top focus is the constant development of our people's skills, knowledge and motivation, everywhere in the world. 

 

 

History

If the name Hispano-Suiza still resonates with the general public today, that is largely due to our legendary past. Our brand image, founded on our original values of performance, quality and innovation, has retained its strength down through the years, in France and around the world. 

Subsidiary and Joint Venture

Hispano-Suiza Polska

The site Hispano-Suiza Polska is 3.3 ha with a total of 530 people. Specializing in the production of gears and housings for power transmissions and their installation, the site also includes activities engine production aircraft, helicopters and nacelles components for other internal customers such as Turbomeca and Aircelle.

Hispano-Suiza in Poland, a key link in the chain of Safran's mechanical expertise

Hispano-Suiza Polska actively contributes to the success of current aircraft engines, such as the CFM56, and will be a major player in new engines, such as the LEAP, set to power the upcoming generation of Airbus, Boeing and Comac (China) single-aisle jets, and the Silvercrest, chosen to power new Cessna and Dassault Aviation bizjets. 

Hispano-Suiza started the construction of a Polish plant in 2001 to meet growing market demand. Hispano-Suiza Polska specializes in the production of parts for the mechanical power transmissions on CFM56 engines from CFM International, the 50/50 joint venture between Snecma  (Safran) and GE, the leading powerplant for today's Airbus A320 and Boeing Next-Generation 737 single-aisle jetliners.

Building on its mechanical know-how, the Polish company now works closely with other Safran companies, including Aircelle, for nacelle components, Techspace Aero for engine components, Turbomeca, with precision production of gears for helicopter engines, and shortly with Snecma for aircraft engines. Hispano-Suiza Polska's performance in terms of quality and on-time delivery, which earns regular kudos from its customers, has established its reputation within Safran and "Aviation Valley".

Aviation Valley is the region in southeast Poland that is a hub for a number of aviation companies, recognized for their mechanical expertise. This knowledge base is anchored in universities, research institutes, laboratories and companies both large and small, forming a dense industrial and business fabric. Working closely with the Technical University of Rzeszow on projects aiming to develop the maturity of its equipment, with contributions from talented young people in the area, Hispano-Suiza Polska is a dynamic company focused on continuous improvement.

Aero Gearbox International

Logo Aero Gearbox International

Hispano-Suiza and Rolls-Royce team up on accessory drivetrain

On March 2015, Hélène Moreau-Leroy, Chief Executive Officer of Hispano-Suiza, and Norbert Arndt, Executive Vice President - Structures and Transmissions at Rolls-Royce, signed  the creation of an equally-owned joint venture, Aero Gearbox International.

 

This joint venture is the culmination of the agreement signed in October 2014 to unite the skills and expertise of the two parent companies: Hispano-Suiza's experience in the design, production and maintenance of power transmission system, and Rolls-Royce's expertise in aircraft engines and systems integration. Based on a 25-year, renewable agreement, Aero Gearbox International has exclusive responsibility for the accessory drive train on all future civil aero-engines made by the British company. One of the joint venture's first products will be the accessory drive train for the Trent 7000 engine that will power the Airbus A330neo.

 

Both parent companies will be responsible for managing Aero Gearbox International's operations. At the outset, the company counts some 60 employees from the two parents, located at Colombes (near Paris), Derby (UK) and Dahlewitz (Germany). Its headquarters is also in Colombes, at the main Hispano-Suiza site.