The Airbus plants of Nantes and Saint-Nazaire, in Atlantic France, and the STELIA Aerospace sites worldwide have merged together. The new company is called Airbus Atlantic and stands up as a new giant in the aeronautics sector.
“Airbus Atlantic is the new world n°2 player in the aerostructures market, n°1 in pilot seats and in the Top 3 for premium passenger seats”, stated the press release when announcing the creation of this new company.
100% owned by parent company Airbus, Airbus Atlantic represents an estimated business volume of more than €3.5 billion and 13,000 employees in 5 countries (France, Canada, Morocco, Tunisia and Portugal).
According to Airbus communications, this new merger company has the objective to be “at the heart of Airbus’s industrial setup, to raise us to the highest standards of quality, innovation and performance and to prepare decarbonised aviation for future programmes”.
The activities of Airbus Atlantic in the Atlantic France region
Land of aeronautics, Atlantic France is a strategic region for Airbus Atlantic, with production facilities in three cities within the Nantes – Saint-Nazaire urban area.
These plants are producing parts for many Airbus aircrafts (A319, A320, A321, A330, A350, A400M, Beluga XL), but also for Bombardier’s Global 7500, and Dassault’s Falcon 10X.
In Saint-Nazaire and Montoir-de-Bretagne
- Production of complex metallic elementary parts, large complex metallic panels and pipes for systems
- Assembly, systems installation
- Tests for nose, front and central fuselage sections
- Production of STELIA Aerospace seats
- Production of centre wing boxes
- Production of air inlets and radomes
- Production of the keel beam