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Aerolia ready for takeoff

June 23, 2011, Paris, Fra. - Aerolia’s contract with Bombardier has now been signed and the countdown has started. Apart from formalising the announcement made in mid-May, this contract confirms Bombardier’s view that Aerolia is the number one French airframe builder and the world number two for aircraft noses and fuselages.


June 23, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

The International Paris Air Show was an opportunity for Christian Cornille, CEO of Aerolia, to meet with the management of Bombardier, which resulted in further progress in this large-scale programme on behalf of Bombardier.

Aerolia will be responsible for the design and production of the central fuselage of the Global 7000 and 8000 which, in its longest version, reaches 14 metres and which will be delivered to Bombardier fully fitted with its systems, tubes and pipes.

“The first teams, led by Jean-Louis Labourdette, Global 7 000 & 8 000 Programme Manager, went to Canada at the beginning of June” states Dominique Salliot, Director of Programmes and Sales for Aerolia SAS. “The two versions of the Global, the 7000 and the 8000, will be developed simultaneously.”

A shared industrial approach
“During the launch phase, the French plants at Méaulte and Saint-Nazaire will produce and assemble all the elements for the fuselages” explains Christian Cornille.

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Plug-and-fly deliveries
These fuselages, each weighing almost 2 tonnes, will be constructed and fully fitted by Aerolia with support from an international network of Design & Build partners and delivered to Bombardier ready to fly.