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Airbus launches ‘Airbus Atlantic’, its new subsidiary

Airbus has today formally announced the launch of its new wholly-owned subsidiary, Airbus Atlantic. The subsidiary was officially established on 1st January 2022.

Airbus Atlantic

Airbus Atlantic, a global player in the aerostructures field, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus. The new company groups the strengths, resources and skills of Airbus’s sites in Nantes and Montoir-de-Bretagne, the central functions associated with their activities, as well as the STELIA Aerospace sites worldwide.

Airbus states that this unification is part of the transformation project announced in April 2021, aimed at strengthening the value chain of aerostructure assembly within Airbus’s industrial setup, this activity being considered as core business. It marks the intention to gain competitiveness, innovation and quality for the benefit of Airbus’s programmes of today and tomorrow.

Cédric Gautier, CEO, Airbus Atlantic, said:

At the heart of Airbus, Airbus Atlantic aims at meeting the great challenges linked to a sustainable aviation industry, pioneering new technologies. 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.”

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Airbus Atlantic will be an essential element in the group’s value chain and will 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).

Airbus Atlantic will be the world number two for aerostructures, world number one for pilot seats and ranks in the top three for Business Class and First Class passenger seats, which continue to be marketed under the STELIA Aerospace brand. The company has 13,000 staff in 5 countries and 3 continents, and an estimated business volume of around 3.5 billion euros.

Meanwhile, Airbus recently won Qantas’ order for its Fleet Renewal Program.

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