Figeac Aero proceded some weeks ago in Montoir-de-Bretagne near Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique) with the delivery of the first floor of A350.
Figeac Aero is tier2 in this workpackage of Spirit Aerosystem that is the tier1 of Airbus Saint-Nazaire.
The floor is a 7.5 metres long structure made of titanium. Components have been manufactured in Figeac and its Tunisian subsidiary.
Although the manufacturing site currently employs 22 staff, Figeac Aero CEO Jean-Claude Maillard plans 80 jobs when the ramp-up is achieved and the construction within 3 years of a site with 5.000 m2.
The investment is valued at EUR 5 million. "Creating close subsidiaries of our customers is one of our strategic axes", mentions the CEO.
Jean-Claude Maillard reaffirms its intention to win workload from other clients in Loire-Atlantique region as Stelia Aerospace (previously Aerolia) and Airbus.
Based on the article “Figeac Aero livre son premier plancher d'A350 à Montoir-de-Bretagne” published in L`Usine Nouvelle