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  • Bronzavia : aeronautical boilermaking specialists

    Bronzavia is the biggest boilermaker in Paris region. A profession which is struggling to recruit, but includes many metal working techniques and high demands.

  • Liebherr Aerospace on all fronts

    At the Paris Air Show 2015, the equipment manufacturer, Liebherr Aerospace, has announced several partnerships. Amongst others, they will manufacture Boeing’s 777X folding wing tip system and Rolls Royce’s Ultrafan motor reducer.

  • Aero Composites, the company that designed the E-Fan

    Aero Composites Saintonge (ACS) is a French company specialised in the design and manufacture of composite parts, and who made the prototype of the E-Fan, the Airbus Group electric aircraft.

  • SimAir widen their horizons with Cauquil

    As part of their strategy to manufacture complete sub-assemblies and gain new customers, the French aeronautical supplier SimAir recently acquired the SME Cauquil, who specialise in aeronautical parts manufacturing.

  • APS Coatings : specialist in aircraft parts

    APS Coatings specializes in the coating of aircraft parts. They form a link in the production chain, but recently also produced a process to repair worn parts.

  • ITC Elastomères, where rubber is the name of the game.

    ITC Elastomères has supplied rubber parts for aircraft for 40 years. The SME produces over 1,800 different parts every year, weighing anything from just a few grams ( ounces ) up to fifteen kilos ( 35 lbs. ).

  • Thales’ future Bordeaux industrial campus

    Air'Innov, Thales’ future industrial campus will house 2,400 employees, within the next two years. Located in Merignac, near Bordeaux (southwestern France), the site is aimed at being the aviation group’s ''showcase''.

  • Liebherr-Aerospace: hunting for noise

    To measure the noise emitted by an air conditioning pack for example, the equipment manufacturer, Liebherr-Aerospace, has a very unusual test facility : an anechoic chamber.

  • Erte Bowen : signal processing specialist

    Erte Bowen systems process flows of signals in aircraft. A domain in which innovation impelled the SME to grow.

  • JPB Système : the specialist in Self-Locking Solutions

    JPB Système designs self-locking solutions for the major engine and airframe manufacturers. The SME has been developing and selling its technology since the company was created in 1995. We review the beginnings of this success story.

  • Daher : 2014, a great year

    Daher continues its ascension. The equipment manufacturer, specialized in the aeronautical sector, has published encouraging results for 2014, with their turnover approaching one billion euros, and order book exceeding three billion euros.

  • Safran’s record performance in 2014

    After more than thirty years with the group, it will be with a sense of accomplishment that the CEO of Safran will hand over the reins on this coming 23rd April. During the presentation of their annual results on 25th February, Safran announced that last year it had registered an increased turnover of 7% compared to 2013.

  • Liebherr Aerospace inaugurates a logistics centre in Dubai

    Liebherr Aerospace has just opened a new logistics centre in Dubai. A choice that highlights the emergence of the emirate as a first class air transportation hub. Their goal being to to bring the equipment manufacturers closer to their Gulf customers.

  • Sogerma and Aerolia become Stelia Aerospace

    The information was made official yesterday by way of press release. As written into the process of merging the two companies announced last October, Sogerma and Aerolia both 100% subsidiaries of Airbus Group, will become Stelia Aerospace from 1st January. Stelia Aerospace, which will have some 6,000 employees at eleven locations, will thus become the world's third biggest aerostructures and First and Business Class seat manufacturers.

  • Safran names Phillippe Petitcolin CEO

    Following a Board of Directors’ meeting held on Friday, 5th December, Safran SA said it would split the roles of CEO and chairman after the current Chairman and CEO Jean-Paul Herteman retires next year. Having reached the age limit (he will be 65 next year), his term will expire after the General Meeting scheduled for April 23rd 2015. The dual management roles of Safran will be taken over by Philippe Petitcolin as CEO, and Ross McInnes as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

  • U.T.C. - departure of Chairman and CEO Louis R. Chenevert

    In a press release of Monday 24th November, the American group United Technologies Corporation (UTC), based in Hartford, Connecticut; announced the departure of its Chairman and CEO Louis R. Chenevert (photo) with immediate effect. Although the Board thanked Mr. Chenevert for his 22 years of service to UTC, his leadership over the last six years and for his many contributions and important transformational initiatives during his tenure, no further explanation was offered of the reasons for this decision. He is replaced by the current CFO, 54-year-old Gregory J.Hayes, who has been at UTC for 25 years, and the Financial Officer over the last six years. UTC is an industrial group organized around five sectors. Concerning that of aviation, UTC owns the helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, the engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and the systems manufacturer Hamilton Sundstrand. UTC who employs 212,000 employees achieved sales of $ 62.6 billion in 2013.

  • GKN appoints David Brantner as President Aerospace Division

    At 50, David Brantner has been appointed President of the Aerospace division of Guest Keen & Nettlefolds (GKN), a manufacturer of specialized components including aerostructures (fuselage, wings, nacelles), engine components and fuel systems.

  • Liebherr-Aerospace to acquire a "high-tech" logistics centre

    On 19th September, Liebherr-Aerospace inaugurated its new logistics centre in Toulouse ( south west France ). The building of more than 6,000 m2 is a response to the growth of the aerospace supplier who specializes in air systems. Between 2008 and 2013, their turnover more than doubled to $ 450 million euros.

  • The Titanium seat approved by the FAA

    The Titanium seat has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for sale in the U.S. After the French budget line Air Méditerranée, this seat could hence soon appear on domestic flights of American airlines. Rebroadcast March 6th 2014


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