- Joe Breitfeller
Airbus Launches Airbus Atlantic, a Global Player for Aerostructures
Airbus officially launched a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Airbus Atlantic, on Saturday, January 1st, 2022. The new subsidiary becomes a global player for aerostructures, supporting 13,000 team members in five countries across three continents.
On Monday (January 3, 2022), Airbus announced the launch of Airbus Atlantic, a new wholly-owned aerostructures subsidiary, which was officially established on Saturday, January 1st, 2022. The new company groups the strengths, resources and skills of Airbus’ sites in Nantes and Montoir-de-Bretagne, along with the STELIA Aerospace sites worldwide. The unification of these sites is part of the company’s transformation project announced in April 2021, with the goal of strengthening the value chain of aerostructures assembly within Airbus’ industrial structure. With over 500 direct flying product suppliers and more than 2,000 indirect general procurement product suppliers, Airbus Atlantic will be an essential element in the group’s value chain and aerostructure supply chain.
In Monday’s announcement, Airbus Atlantic’s CEO, Cédric Gautier, 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.”
Airbus Atlantic will have an estimated annual business volume of approximately €3.5 billion, while supporting 13,000 team members in five countries across three continents. The new company will hold the second position for global aerostructures, will be number one for pilot seats and will rank in the top three for Business Class and First Class passenger seats, which will continue to be marketed under the STELIA Aerospace brand.