More than 30 years’ experience on the Mirage family

Safran Aircraft Engines' M53 fighter engine, in service since 1984, illustrates the reliability of the accessory gearboxes supplied by Safran Transmission Systems for Dassault Aviation's military aircraft.

M53

M53 gear picture

The M53 engine powers the entire Mirage 2000 family, including the latest-generation Mirage 2000-9 multirole fighter. It has now logged more than 1.8 million flight-hours.

Safran Transmission Systems makes spare parts for about 600 accessory gearboxes in service on M53 engines around the world.