Airbus assembly operation, France.

Airbus Forms New Aerostructures Subsidiary

Jan. 3, 2022
The Airbus Atlantic business operates in five countries and has a projected turnover of more than €3.5 billion, manufacturing hundreds of aircraft components and systems.

Airbus launched a new wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary on January 1, Airbus Atlantic, combining its aerostructures operations in France, Canada, Spain, Morocco, and Tunisia together with the aircraft-seating business, Stelia Aerospace. The OEM noted this new business has more than 13,000 employees and a projected turnover of more than €3.5 billion.

The OEM claimed its aerostructures manufacturing portfolio includes more than 500 different “flying” components and more than 2,000 general procurement products.

Bringing together several aerostructures subsidiaries was among the reorganizational strategies Airbus announced in April 2021, to bring more value to its overall role as a supplier of major aircraft structures and systems – which it claims is part of its core business activity. At that time, it said combining the aerostructures activities together would improve their competitiveness, promote innovation, and elevate product quality, while improving the overall value of its portfolio.

“At the heart of Airbus, Airbus Atlantic aims at meeting the great challenges linked to a sustainable aviation industry, pioneering new technologies,” stated Cédric Gautier, CEO of Airbus Atlantic and former CEO of Stelia Aerospace.

He continued: “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.”

The April 2021 plan reserved some aerostructures businesses separate from Airbus Atlantic. That will comprise another new subsidiary, as yet unnamed, but centred in Germany around the current Premium Aerotec subsidiary.

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