Airbus Atlantic – a new aerostructures company and wholly-owned Airbus subsidiary – was officially established on 1 January 2022.
The new company aims to bring together the “strengths, resources and skills” of Airbus’ sites in Nantes and Montoir-de-Bretagne, the central functions associated with their activities, together with Stelia Aerospace sites worldwide, according to Airbus.
The manufacturer said the unification was part of a transformation project announced in April 2021 which aims to strengthen the value chain of aerostructure assembly within Airbus’s industrial setup, as the activity is considered a core business.
Airbus Atlantic will therefore be an essential element in the group’s value chain and will play a key role with regard to the aerostructure supply chain, Airbus said. It will have more than 500 direct suppliers (flying products) and more than 2,000 indirect suppliers (general procurement products).
“At the heart of Airbus, Airbus Atlantic aims at meeting the great challenges linked to a sustainable aviation industry, pioneering new technologies,” said Airbus Atlantic’s CEO Cédric Gautier. “Our first mission will be to ensure the satisfaction of all our customers and to establish new standards of excellence in terms of quality and operational efficiency. I have full confidence in the talent, enthusiasm and commitment of the Airbus Atlantic teams to write this new chapter of our history with success.”
Combined, Airbus Atlantic has approximately 13,000 staff in five countries and three continents, and an estimated business volume of around €3.5 billion.
The new company aims at delivering quality and operational excellence with its premium passenger seat range. It will serve Airbus as well as aircraft manufacturers such as Dassault Aviation, Bombardier and ATR along with airlines.