Technofan - Locaux Air Toulouse (1971)

Creation of Technofan SA by the Brisebois brothers

At the time, Technofan only had 4 employees and was hosted by the company Air Toulouse.

The company specializes in the design and development of fans for the civil and military aeronautical and armament sectors.

Technofan - Locaux CENTREDA (1977)

Technofan grows and builds its own premises in CENTREDA (Blagnac).

Fin des travaux de Technofan (1978)

End of Technofan works

Le bulletin économique (1982) - Les 1ers acteurs du 2nd marché

Technofan is the first French SME to float on the London USM (Unlisted Securities Market), a market reserved for SMEs.

Remember that at this time, the second market did not exist in France.

Technofan - Salon du Bourget (1985)

Technofan participates in the Le Bourget air fair for the first time


Technofan floats on the second market of the Bordeaux stock market

Technofan - Remise du prix des "Toulousains de l'année" (juin 1987)

The founders of Technofan receive the "Toulousains of the year" award from the Toulouse city council

L'Usine Nouvelle (juillet 1988) - Technofan souffle en Rafale

Technofan is chosen by Dassault to work in partnership with US group Garrett on the Rafale

Construction des locaux Technofan à Blagnac (1989)

Technofan, bought by Labinal, builds new premises in Blagnac, Place Marcel Dassault, where the company's headquarters still are today.

Technofan - Inauguration des nouveaux locaux

Inauguration of the new premises

Snecma Moteurs

Snecma buys Labinal and becomes majority shareholder of Technofan.

Technofan contributes to the Group its knowhow in the design and development of fans for the civil and military aeronautical and armament sectors.

Technofan Inc.

Creation of Technofan Inc. in Seattle, USA

Technofan has a good industrial presence in Europe, and thanks to its subsidiary Technofan Inc. has research and production capacity in the USA.

Technofan remporte le contrat de l'Airbus A380

Technofan wins the Airbus A380 contract.

The company starts a significant change in direction. It equips itself with an electrical design office and starts to produce mechanical and electrical fans.

Création du groupe Safran

Creation of the Safran group, born from the merger of Sagem and Snecma

Ventilateur de frein A350

Technofan is selected by Airbus UK on the A350 XWB program to supply brake fans.

Technofan Inc. fusionne avec Safran Electronics USA

Technofan Inc. merges with Safran Electronics USA

Technofan - Inauguration du bâtiment destiné à la production des ventilateurs pour l'A350XWB

Technofan inaugurates a new building to be used for the production of fans for the A350XWB


Technofan wins a repair contract with the Emirates company on long range aircraft.

Technofan LLC. remporte le contrat Ejet 2

Technofan LLC. wins the EJet 2 contract

Labinal Power Systems

Creation of Labinal Power Systems

The companies Labinal, Safran Power, Safran Engineering Services and Technofan are grouped into one entity, Labinal Power Systems.


As part of creating a global support and services organization responsible for the customer support and sales activities of all equipment, Technofan and Labinal Power Systems' aftermarket sales teams are pooled.

Timeline Safran Ventilation Systems - 2016

Technofan leaves the Stock Exchange following the tender offer by Safran.

Timeline Safran Ventilation Systems - 2017

Technofan becomes Safran Ventilation Systems

As a result of bringing together its various companies under a single brand name, The Technofan Division of the Safran group changes its name and becomes Safran Ventilation Systems.

That same year, Irkut Corporation chooses Safran Ventilation Systems to supply all the ventilation system for the new, single-aisle Russian commercial aircraft, the MC-21.

Finally, the company is awarded a maintenance service contract for the A350 with Singapore Airlines.

Timeline Safran Ventilation Systems - 2018

Safran Ventilation Systems takes part in the "Electric Taxiing by Safran" program. This technology enables airline companies to increase their efficiency while reducing fuel consumption and costs associated with taxiing.

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