Stelia Aerospace has been contracted to contribute its expertise in aerostructures and pilot seats to Dassault Aviation’s newly launched business jet, the Falcon 10X.
The work includes developing and providing four aerostructure sub-assemblies for the central fuselage section – the lower shell, aft fuel tank, upper fuselage section and emergency exit door. These sub-assemblies will be developed by Stelia Aerospace’s teams following new processes, based on total digital continuity, from design to mass production.
The company is also developing and manufacturing new-generation pilot and co-pilot seats, aiming to improve comfort.
“In the name of Stelia Aerospace and our teams, I am very proud to see our company participate in Dassault Aviation’s new business jet programme, the Falcon 10X,” said Cédric Gautier, CEO of Stelia Aerospace. “Both projects under our responsibility will be developed in partnership with our customer, building on our international industrial footprint, highlighting the know-how and competitiveness of our plants in France and in Tunisia. This is excellent news, especially in this time when the aeronautical industry is facing an unprecedented crisis.”
Stelia Aerospace specialises in aerostructures, pilot seats and business- and first-class passenger seats. The company has a turnover of €1.6bn (US$1.93bn) and 7,000 employees worldwide, including 4,500 in France and 2,500 across North America, Tunisia, Morocco and Portugal, as of the end of 2020.
Stelia Aerospace designs and manufactures the front fuselage sections for the entire Airbus family, as well as fuselage sections and specific sub-assemblies for Airbus, fully equipped wings for ATR, fully equipped central fuselage sections for Bombardier’s Global 7500, and complex metallic and composite aerostructure parts for Dassault, Bombardier, Embraer and Northrop-Grumman.