EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Seine-Maritime; Haute-Normandie; Bassin Parisien
Location of affected unit(s): Gonfreville-l'Orcher


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
25 - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
Number Employed: 1450
Group: Safran

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-03-2011
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-10-2010
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012
Planned Job Creation: 180

Additional Information

On 4 March, manufacturer of aircraft engine covers/housings (nacelles) Aircelle announced its intention to create 100 new jobs in its plant at Gonfreville-l'Orcher (Seine-Maritime) before the end of 2012. The company produces large and small nacelles, thrust reversers and aerostructures, and currently employs 1,450 people at its plant. Aircelle recruited 80 workers between October and December 2010, and is currently recruiting 30 more employees. From October 2010 to December 2012, a total of 180 employees will be recruited in order to meet Airbus orders. The majority of the new recruits will be engineers and technicians. Airbus has selected Aircelle (Safran group) to supply the complete integrated nacelle package for the A320neo Family of aircraft due to be launched in 2016.