Air Liquide enters exclusive talks with Safran Aerosystems for aerospace oxygen and nitrogen tech


Air Liquide has announced that it has entered exclusive negotiations with aviation oxygen system manufacturer Safran Aerosystems for the sale of its oxygen and nitrogen aerospace technology activities, with the exception of the cryogenic activities related to naval applications.

Having been in development since 1983 on Air Liquide’s Campus Technologies Grenoble (CTG) site, the company’s oxygen and nitrogen aerospace technology activities serve the aerospace market in the field of on-board gases and associated equipment.

By acquiring the activities, Safran aims to complement its range of oxygen systems, which is part of the company’s product range designed to ensure the safety of crews and passengers on board civil and military aircraft.

This includes its On-Board Oxygen Generation Systems (OBOGS), which Safran hopes will enable the company to become a leading player through systems integration.

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