Over the past 50 years, Safran’s long-game strategy to become a leading engine provider has paid off handsomely in the commercial, military and helicopter sectors. But entering the business jet market with its Silvercrest engine has proved the hardest nut to crack and, for the moment at least, looks set to remain out of reach. Dogged by technical issues, a protracted development schedule and launch platforms with uncertain prospects, the company’s exhaustive efforts to push the ...


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