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Stelia Aerospace (stylised STELIA Aerospace) is a company that designs and manufactures aerostructures, pilot seats and premium class passenger seats for aircraft and airlines. Stelia Aerospace was created on 1 January 2015 by the merger of two Airbus business units: Aerolia and Sogerma. The company is owned by Airbus, and is headquartered in Toulouse, France.
|Aerolia / Sogerma|
|Société par actions simplifiée|
|Founded||January 2015|
|Cédric Gautier, CEO|
|Services||Aerostructures, Airline seats|
Number of employees
SOGERMA (Société girondine d’entretien et de réparation de matériel aéronautique) was a French company founded in 1924 with its origins in the early days of aviation. Until a restructure in 2006, the company undertook MRO activities; after this the company further developed its aerostructures and seats business.
AEROLIA SA was founded on 1 January 2009, as a spin-off of Airbus France's aerostructures activities. This involved the Méaulte and Saint-Nazaire industrial plants, with a part of Toulouse design office. This outsourcing operation was part of Airbus global strategy to focus its activities on its core business, involving several other Airbus spin-offs (selling-off the Filton (UK) site component manufacturing activities to GKN, and the creation of Premium Aerotec in Germany).
Stelia Aerospace has 3 main business segments:
- Premium class airline seats (First, Business, Premium Economy)
- Pilot seats
Stelia Aerospace also manufacturers aircraft interiors.
Stelia Aerospace designs and manufactures fully equipped aircraft fuselage sections from the nose to the rear, wings and special Work Packages such as main landing gear bay, A400M ramp door, helicopter tail boom.
On top of it, the company also designs and manufactures aerostructures complex detailed parts, in composite and metallic, including an important tubes & pipes activity.
STELIA Aerospace claims to be one of the very few companies able to provide a fully equipped section (metallic and/or composite fuselage section, with all the tubes and wiring systems integrated), developing the “plug and fly” concept.
- ATR wings fully equipped and tested up to the final test benches.
- Central section of the Bombardier large business jet Global 7000/8000 central section.
- Beluga XL nose section and cargo door fully equipped with its systems (electrical, hydraulic, air conditioning, oxygen, waste water, etc.),
More recently, STELIA Aerospace has been selected at Paris Airshow 2015 by Airbus, to design and build the nose section, and the cargo door as well. This new contract is a new fully equipped section example for the French company.
Premium class passenger seatsEdit
Stelia Aerospace develops and manufactures a large range of first and business class seats.
Stelia Aerospace is a global business with 11 worldwide industrial facilities, with supporting offices.
|Location||Country / Region||Facility type||Notes|
|Toulouse||France||Industrial||Headquarter functions and core-engineering|
|Méaulte||France||Industrial||Nose assembly and large composite|
|Rochefort||France||Industrial||Section assembly and seats|
|Salaunes||France||Industrial||Composite detailed parts|
|M Ghira||Tunisia||Industrial||Detailed parts and assembly|
|Casablanca||Morocco||Industrial||Composite detailed parts and assembly|
|Lunenburg, Nova Scotia||Canada||Industrial||Composite detailed parts|
|Mirabel, Quebec||Canada||Industrial||Section assembly|
|Hamburg||Germany||Support office||Airbus Final Assembly Lines support|
|Bangkok||Thailand||Support office||Commercial offices|
|Seattle||USA||Support office||Commercial offices|
|Los Angeles||USA||Support office||Commercial offices|
|Miami||USA||Support office||Commercial offices, and airline support|
|United Arab Emirates||United Arab Emirates||Support office||Airline support|
|Singapore||Singapore||Support office||Airline support|
|Beijing||China||Support office||Airline support|
- 2017 Annual Report. 2017. p. 113.
- "Company Overview of EADS Sogerma S.A." Bloomberg. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- "Stelia Aerospace – Assembling Global 7500 Fuselages in Mirabel". https://airinsight.com/. April 19, 2019. External link in