Société française d'équipements pour la navigation aérienne or SFENA was a former French avionics company.


History Edit

It was founded in 1947. It was disbanded in 1989. It made the flight control system (AFCS) for Concorde, as well as its artificial horizon and horizontal situation indicator (HSI), and automatic throttle system (ATS).[1]

Ownership Edit

It was merged with Crouzet in 1981,[2] when Crouzet took its ownership from 35% to 85%.

Structure Edit

It was headquartered at Neuilly-sur-Seine in Hauts-de-Seine (Île-de-France region) until 1970 when it moved to Vélizy-Villacoublay in a technical research centre near Vélizy – Villacoublay Air Base.

Horizontal situation indicator

Products Edit

It made guidance systems for aircraft[3] including:

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "First Concorde Supersonic Transport Flies" (PDF). Aviation Week & Space Technology. 1969-03-17. Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  2. ^ "Sfena/Crouzet merger a reality" (PDF). Flight International: 1546. 1981-05-23. Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  3. ^ "FRENCH EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY – Sfena and A320" (PDF). Flight International. 1986-07-12. Retrieved 2017-12-13.

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