Today's aeronautics sector represents a real opportunity for
companies wishing to diversify and operate on new high valueadded
markets. In Champagne-Ardenne many companies, with
renowned technological expertise in the aeronautics industry,
have seized this opportunity.
As part of a global industry, where excellence and safety are
paramount, these companies constantly innovate to integrate
aeronautics programmes into the supply chain and to address the
issues of the major prime contractors and the concerns of airlines
with regard to cost-cutting and environmental regulations.
They are therefore able to bid for military and civil contracts,
sectors where orders are increasing significantly. These markets
have been boosted by the arrival of new models of aircraft and the desire by airlines to
replace their old aircraft with bigger, quieter aircraft that use less fuel.
Industrial outsourcing is a major economic challenge for Champagne-Ardenne due to
the high degree of industrialization. So it is only natural that the Region has staked
everything on industry, the backbone of the region's future economy!
Focus on figures
> 300,000 jobs in the aeronautics sector in France
> A 10% increase in 2012 in the French civil aeronautics industry
> The French aeronautics and space industry:
The number 1 French exporter
The largest trade surplus, €18 billion in 2011
> Record deliveries for Airbus and ATR in 2012
> 62,000 new aircraft will be delivered between 2012 and 2031 by the AIRBUS and BOEING