Paul McDowell, General Manager of Safran’s Electrical & Power center in Charleston serves on the SC Aerospace Advisory Board and this month Safran also became an SC Aerospace Growth Partner.
Safran has operated in Charleston since 2008. The new site will support the assembly of wiring and landing gear activities for the 787 Dreamliner. Employment is expected to increase to support Boeing production.
In a press release about the announcement, Paul said, “It is with much anticipated excitement that we are opening this new facility, with a capital investment of over $7 million, in South Carolina, a rapidly booming aerospace cluster. We have increased our footprint significantly with this customized facility and are also expanding our local workforce.” Safran is No. 1 worldwide in wiring solutions and landing and braking systems and No. 2 worldwide in electrical power generation.