Airbus began 2022 with the launch of a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Airbus Atlantic, positioned as a global player in the aerostructures field. According to Airbus the company brings together the strengths, resources and skills of its sites in Nantes and Montoir-de-Bretagne, the central functions associated with their activities, as well as the Stelia Aerospace sites worldwide.
This unification of Airbus’s aerostructures activities is part of the transformation project it announced in April 2021, which aims to strengthen the value chain of aerostructure assembly within Airbus’s industrial setup. Aerostructure activity is the core business of Airbus and the company is seeking to improve its competitiveness, innovation and quality.
Airbus Atlantic will be central to the group’s value chain and play a key role with regard to the aerostructure supply chain, with 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 Cédric Gautier, CEO of Airbus Atlantic. “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.”
Airbus Atlantic has 13,000 staff in five countries and three continents, and an estimated business volume of around 3.5 billion Euros. Airbus Atlantic says it ranks as the world’s number two for aerostructures, world number one for pilot seats, and top three for business class and first class passenger seats, which continue to be marketed under the Stelia Aerospace brand.