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Airbus Atlantic

Airbus Atlantic

Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Nantes, Montoir-de-Bretagne, Saint-Nazaire


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 9000
Group: Airbus Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-01-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 05-01-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Planned Job Creation: 700

Additional Information

Airbus Atlantic, the new subsidiary of the Airbus group, has announced the recruitment of 700 to 800 employees in France in 2022. The recruitment will take place at sites in Nantes and Montoir-de-Bretagne, as well as in Saint-Nazaire. The company develops and manufactures complex and metallic aerostructure components for civil and military aircraft programs.

The subsidiary will strengthen the aerostructure assembly value chain within the entire Airbus industrial system; it brings together Airbus and Stelia Aerospace, with seven sites and 13,000 employees, in 5 countries and 3 continents, including 9,000 employees in France. The estimated volume of activity is around €3.5 billion. Airbus Atlantic becomes 'the world's number two in aerostructures, the world's number one in pilot seats and is in the top three for business and first-class passenger seats'. The new structure plans to invest €1 billion over the next four years to modernise all its sites through digitalisation and robotisation.