SMA designs and produces "Jet Fueled" piston engines for general aviation and aeronautical applications.

SMA, a 100% subsidiary of Snecma (Safran), develops, manufactures and sells a new generation of compression ignition engines, purposely-designed for aeronautical applications. SMA engines are specifically designed for single and multi-engine aircraft.

SMA supports OEMs for new applications, by offering specific versions of engines adapted to their application requirements, and providing technical assistance throughout integration and certification.

Reflecting a constant focus on innovation, SMA dedicates a large part of our resources to R&D. SMA is continually investing on the technologies needed to guarantee the future of its technology which offers derivative applications. SMA is a co-partner in leading R&D programs.


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Customer support and after-sales for the SR305-230-1
Warranty claims, spare parts orders, for the SR305-230-1 engine

USA Custumer Support
SMA Engines inc

2802 Safran Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Tél : +1 972 606 7693

Press contact

France : Thierry Argaud /
Tél : + 33 (0)1 60 59 62 84

USA : Thierry Saint Loup
Tel +1 386 679 6856


SMA's commitment to Quality is based on Safran Group values, and structured around the following areas :

  • Customer satisfaction
  •  Shareholder satisfaction
  • Staff mobilization
  • Supply Chain control
  • Quality Management System control


Certificates and Approvals

ISO 9001 / AS 9100 : Design, production, marketing, maintenance and customer services of piston aviation engines and STC for light Aircrafts.

PART 21-J : SMA is an approved EASA Design Organization.

PART 21-G : SMA is an approved DGAC Production Organization.

PART 145 : SMA is an approved DGAC Maintenance Organization.


SMA, headquarters
10-12 Rue Didier Daurat
CS 40136
18021 Bourges cedex
Tel: + 33 (0)2 48 67 56 12
Fax: + 33 (0)2 48 50 01 41
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Programs, Engineering and Development
on Snecma's Villaroche site
Bâtiment 34
Rond Point René Ravaud - Réau
77550 Moissy-Cramayel
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SMA Engines, Inc.
2802 Safran Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Tel: +1 972-408-3691
Fax: +1 972-314-3640

SMA North America Customer Support operates through its US subsidiary based in Texas, Grand Prairie, within one of the Safran group facilities.

Sma's Core Value

SMA joins Snecma, to respect Safran values and Ethical Guidelines.


January 1997 Creation of SMA, a joint venture between Socata and Renault Sport F1
March 1998 First flight of the SR305-230 engine, installed on a TB-20 airframe.
February 2001 SMA obtains the JAR21 Design Organization Approval (DOA N°F.JA.08).
July 2002 SMA obtains FAA certification for the SR 305-230.
25 March 2005 Safran becomes 100% shareholder of SMA.
July 2005 First transatlantic flight of a single engine aircraft equipped with an SMA diesel engine.
March 2006 First non-stop flight of a single diesel engine aircraft over the Andes, from Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile, by a single engine aircraft equipped with the SMA diesel engine.
December 2006 SMA becomes a subsidiary of Snecma.
September 2008 EASA Part 145 Repair Station certification.
July 2009 The SR305-230E Enhanced engine is introduced during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI.
September 2009 First flight test of the SR305-230E engine up to 20,000 ft, on a TB-20 airframe.
November 2010 SMA is certified by Bureau Veritas : Certification in accordance with AS9100:2003 and ISO9001:2008 standards for the following activities : « Design, Production, Marketing and Maintenance of piston aviation engines and STC for light aircrafts »
January 24, 2011 Certification of the SR305-203E by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
April 2011 Certification of the SR305-203E by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
July 2012 Announcement at EAA Airventure Oshkosh of the selection of the SR305-230E by Cessna to power to new Turbo Skylane JT-A
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