Subsequent to the company’s announcement in April 2021, Airbus has established a new player in the global aerostructures field – Airbus Atlantic. This Airbus subsidiary will gather together the company’s strengths, resources and skills that exist in its sites at Nantes and Montoir-de-Bretagne, France, together with the central functions associated with the two sites’ activities as well as those of STELIA Aerospace sites worldwide.
The intended unification which was announced earlier last year aims to strengthen the aerostructure assembly value chain within Airbus’ existing set-up. Thus increasing the European planemaker’s competitiveness, innovation and quality for the benefit of future Airbus programmes. Airbus Atlantic will play a key role in the group’s value chain 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.”