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Aeronautics and space

Toulouse is the historic site of the French aeronautics and space industry with Airbus Group's HQ, and hosts a quarter of all European space employees.

11st assembly line

for satellite production by Airbus and OneWeb

700entreprises

and 85,000 jobs in aeronautics

201610,000th Airbus plane

delivered from Toulouse

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employees in Toulouse

Airbus Neo

World capital of aeronautics

  • Airbus Group world HQ: 27,000 employees in Toulouse
  • 85,000 indirect jobs in 700 companies
  • 25% of French R&D in aeronautics and space (€2bn from Airbus Aircraft/year)
  • 635 planes delivered from Toulouse in 2015 and 688 in 2016; 10,000th plane delivered from Toulouse in October 2016
  • Two main sites dedicated to aeronautics:
    • St Martin du Touch: 1st French industrial plant with 650ha et 40.000 employees
    • Toulouse Aerospace: New research and development campus in aeronautics, space and embedded systems of 56ha
  • Key industrial steps in Toulouse:
  • Design, final assembling, flight tests 
Toulouse aerospace: a place for excellence

Toulouse, a place for excellence

Toulouse is involved in leading projects:

  • Energy-ecient aircraft: more electric, new materials, green propulsion
  • Intelligent aircraft: more connected, SPO
  • Smart manufacturing

Research and laboratories directly supporting aerospace: ONERA the national aerospace laboratory; the IRT St-Exupéry research institute; CIRIMAT; Laplace; CRITT.

Engineering schools (130,000 students annually) are a pool of talents for companies:
ENAC: the French school for pilots and air trac control.
ISAE - SUPAERO: world leader in aerospace engineering.
ENSEEIHT: electronics, mechanics and telecom engineering.
INP-ENSIACET: chemical, material, and industrial engineering.

European capital of Space

  • Satellite imagery (SPOT IMAGE),
  • Meteorology (METEO France)
  • Oceanography (MERCATOR OCEAN)

> 25% of European workforce
> 12,000 jobs in 400 companies
> French National Space Agency major site (CNES)
> Design and manufacturing of satellites: 10,000 m² of clean rooms
> OneWeb FAL opened mid 2017 using Airbus Group manufacturing capabilities
> Exploration of Mars, International Space Station, Rosetta mission...

AerospaceValley à Toulouse

Aerospace Valley

The global cluster Aerospace Valley based in Toulouse represents the largest European labor pool in aeronautics and space. The team is dedicated to fostering innovation :

  • the Aerospace Valley has funded 475 R&D projects which represent 1.2B€  
  • the cluster collaborates on European projects : CleanSky, H2020, Horizon Europe
  • with 2 weekly events on specific topics

www.aerospace-valley.com

Toulouse, Capital of Aerospace

Toulouse aerospace: a place for excellence

Toulouse is involved in leading projects:

  • Energy-ecient aircraft: more electric, new materials, green propulsion
  • Intelligent aircraft: more connected, SPO
  • Smart manufacturing

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Toulouse, Capital of Aeronautics
Toulouse, European capital of space

Toulouse, European Capital of Space

From the pioneer city in the space sector to the European capital of space.

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