06/19/2017 – Paris Air Show: Emmanuel Macron visits Finaero’s stand

Paris Air Show, 19 June 2017

This morning the Paris Air Show opened its doors. During one week actors of the aviation industry worldwide will meet and discover technological innovations, conclude new agreements as well as meet new prospects. 

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, inaugurated the show this Monday in presence of a delegation of members of the GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association, including Christophe Cador.

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Christophe Cador, David Soulage, Matthieu Breton

After his arrival in an A400M, the delegation greeted the President at the GIFAS Chalet to watch some flight demonstrations. The President then went to the Airbus Chalet where Christophe Cador had the occasion to present him our group and accompany him while visiting our stand as well the plane, where STTS has a booth demonstrating the group’s painting expertise. The President met Caroline Calmettes and Fabien Bordée, painters, David Soulage, technical manager as well as Matthieu Breton, Head of the Paris business unit of STTS.

“The visit of the President at our stand is an important sign of recognition of the knowhow of each and everyone of you. I was honored to present it to him in all of our names,” Christophe Cador President and CEO of Finaero.

The Air Show will take place all week. The teams at the show will keep you posted on any new updates!

To be continued…

24/05/2017 – Etihad and AIP-Greenline venture into VIP Maintenance together

Etihad Airways Engineering has confirmed plans to make its maintenance and engineering services available to VIP aircraft operators.

In a statement released Wednesday (May 24), the airline MRO said it has developed capabilities to offer heavy maintenance along with full cabin removal, refurbishment and reinstallation on VIP aircraft.

It also cited its Abu Dhabi, UAE location – situated in one of the most prominent VIP aircraft regions – as a strength towards offering the new services.

Work has already begun on some VIP projects, including heavy maintenance services on a VIP Airbus A320 aircraft project in collaboration with French cabin interior specialist Aircraft Interior Products and its Dubai-based subsidiary AIP-Greenline, Aviation Interiors.

Jeff Wilkinson, CEO of Etihad Airways Engineering, said the MRO will draw on its previous experience of working on Airbus and Boeing commercial jets to conduct work on the business jet variants.

“Our intent is not to become a VIP completion centre, but the one-stop destination for heavy checks for VIP aircraft in the region and beyond,” Wilkinson added.

Ethiad Airways Engineering

23/05/2017 – Finaero, the French industrial expert, pursues its development in cabin interiors and acquires SMTC, a leading original equipment manufacturer of train interiors

Finaero, the French industrial expert, pursues its development in cabin interiors and acquires SMTC, a leading original equipment manufacturer of train interiors

Blagnac, France, 23 May 2017

Finaero acquired SMTC, the French train interiors specialist, on May 11th. The objective is to maximize synergies between SMTC and Finaero both in terms of accompanying developments in the rail industry worldwide as well as on know-how and expertise in the aviation industry. SMTC benefited from a 23m€ turnover in 2016 and counts 150 employees on its site in Boufféré (Vendée, France).

SMTC will as a result join AIP, the interiors branch of Finaero, specialized in the aviation industry and dedicated to manufacturing tailor-made and small series aircraft interiors. This new acquisition will further extend the group’s service-offering as well as significantly reinforce the branch’s production capacities to better serve the aircraft interiors market.

Furthermore, the other “business lines” of Finaero group undertook major projects over the past year:

  • STTS (painting and sealing for the aircraft and rail industries), in order to improve the quality and efficiency of its services, has organized its offering into five worldwide divisions. Three new paint hangars (60m€ investment) are now up and running in Toulouse. The company has equally launched operations in the US, in Portland, which are equally very successful. Finally, STTS launched the construction of a new A380 & VIP paint hangar at the new Dubai South airport.
  • CIEE (electrical systems) has shown very good progress over the first six months of the 2017 exercise. CIEE is to extend its factory in Thailand which manufactures cables and wire assemblies. The branch is also due to set up operations in the US.

    “Our main objective remains the same, to deliver quality programs on-time” Christophe Cador, President.

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    MORE ABOUT FINAERO – www.finaero.com

    Finaero is a French industrial and international group, present in eleven countries in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia and is active in aircraft painting and sealing (STTS), engineering and manufacturing of airline & VIP interiors (AIP) and in cabling and wire assemblies (CIEE). Finaero’s turnover in 2016 attained 134M€. The group employs 2,000 persons worldwide and benefits from numerous certifications: EN 9100, ISO 9001: 2015, EASA PART 145, ISO 14001, AIRBUS in-house certification, OHSAS 18001, FAR145 (for cockpit seats overhaul only) and PART21G and J, as well as a unique training center for painters in Toulouse, STAT. The group equally benefits from a surface treatment activity as well as a research & development division through Expiris.

    PRESS CONTACT:

    Yann Bonnet – ybonnet@finaero.com

    +33 7 62 74 49 45

FINAERO, STTS & AIP at MRO Middle East 2017

Come and visit us at MRO Middle East on February 8th and 9th in Dubai.

We will exhibit along with Greenline Aviation at booth 260.

30/05/2016 – AIRCRAFT INTERIORS A SUCCESS FOR FINAERO

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Finaero and its subsidiaries, AIP and STTS took part at Aircraft Interiors in April.

The show in Hamburg was a real success thanks to its coparticipation with ATR and the presentation of the new SMART galley equipped in ATR’s cabins.

2016/02 – Greenline Interiors and Finaero (AIP) sign an MOU to develop a cabin interiors activity in the Middle East

Greenline Interiors and Finaero sign an MOU to develop a refurbishment, design, engineering and manufacturing activity for aircraft cabin interiors in the Middle East.

MRO Middle East, Dubai World Trade Center, February the 3rd , 2016

Greenline Interiors and Finaero Group patner-up to develop an engineering and manufacturing activity in the Middle East.

The signature of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) sets the terms and understanding between Greenline Interiors and Finaero to develop an activity of refurbishment, design, engineering and manufacturing of aircraft cabin interiors in Middle East.

Finaero Group, through its painting division, STTS, announced at the Dubai Airshow that it is investing in a 34 million USD project that will accommodate a wide body painting bay at the new DWC Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South. The new painting bays will enter into operation in late 2018.

Within the scope of STTS’ project both partners have decided to develop the site further in order to accommodate a state-of-the-art aircraft interior activity. The partners Finaero, through AIP, its aircraft interior division and Greenline Interiors through its Aviation Interior Division, both benefiting from renowned expertise in airline, corporate and VIP cabin refurbishment are the perfect match for this facility to be a success.

Aircraft Interior Products (AIP), is a French specialist of aircraft cabin interiors for commercial and VIP aircraft. With its team of engineers and craftsmen AIP delivered a wide range of cabin interiors, from Dassault Business Jets to Boeing 777 cabin interiors. AIP is specialized in the engineering and manufacturing of complete work packages such as washrooms, bedrooms, galleys, including production of honeycomb panels, integration of systems (mechanical, electrical, water/air), VIP vanish (wood veneering, upholstery etc.). In 2016, AIP is also adding new engineering capabilities thanks to a Design Office Approval (DOA).

Greenline Interiors provides turnkey solutions for interior outfitting of luxury palaces, super yachts, high-end residences and commercial spaces, as well as five-to-seven star hotels in worldwide. Headquartered at Jebel Ali, Dubai (UAE), Greenline Interiors benefits from more than 35 years of experience of skilled engineers and craftsmen able to design and manufacture in-house any kind of VIP interiors.

Christophe Cador, President of Finaero said, “Our group’s vision is to offer customers proximity and quality. With Greenline Interiors we are confident our customers will benefit from the creativity, service and quality the Middle Eastern region requires”,

Samir Badro, Chairman and CEO of Greenline Interiors said, “We are thrilled to enter into this new adventure that will further diversify the services already offered by Greenline. We believe that the partnership with Finaero will allow strategic synergies to cater all the high demanding requirements of our Clientele”.

Signature of the MOU at the MRO Middle East Exhibition
Signature of the MOU at the MRO AIME
Greenline Interiors - Yacht interior
Greenline Interiors – Yacht interior
Greenline Interiors - Factory
Greenline Interiors – Factory
AIP - Airline
AIP – Airline

 

MORE ON FINAERO – www.finaero.com

Finaero is a French industrial and international group, present in ten countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and is active in aircraft painting and sealing (STTS), in airline & VIP aircraft completions (AIP) and in cabling and wire assemblies for the energy, medical, aviation and rail sectors (CIEE). Finaero’s turnover in 2015 attained 126m€.

The group employs 1,800 persons worldwide and benefits from numerous certifications: EN 9100, ISO 9001: 2015, EASA PART 145, ISO 14001, AIRBUS in-house certification, OHSAS 18001, FAR145 (for cockpit seats overhaul only) and PART21G and J, as well as a unique training center for painters in Toulouse, STAT. The group equally benefits from a surface treatment activity as well as a research & development division through Expiris.

PRESS CONTACT

Frederic Seguy (fseguy@finaero.com)

+33 6 80 28 00 16 

MORE ON GREENLINE INTERIORS – www.greenlinegroup.com

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Established in 1967, Greenline Interiors is a name synonymous with ultra-luxurious and high quality interiors. A development of the UAE-based Greenline Group, the company has more than thirty five years experience in the design, manufacturing and contracting field and provides turnkey solutions for luxury palaces, super yachts, high-end residences and commercial spaces, as well as five-to-seven star hotels. Certified to ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental and OHSAS 18001 and with over 2,000 employees worldwide, who have been specially trained in all methods of interior manufacturing and finishing, supported by a high-tech engineering department and dedicated management team, Greenline Interiors turns the most creative conceptual designs into reality. The company’s headquarters are based in Dubai with an office in London and a subsidiary company in Germany.

PRESS CONTACT

 Zeina Farhat (zeinaf@gli.aeinfo@glyi.ae)

+971 488 62 220

NOTA: the ceremony will officially take place on Thursday 4th February morning at MRO AIME on the French Pavillion – Finaero booth n°442 – should you wish to take pictures and meet the CEOs please contact Frederic Seguy – fseguy@finaero.com or +33 6 80 28 00 16

 

Press Release : Aircraft Interiors & MRO Middle East Exhibition

2016/02 : Have a look at the major page of The Gulf Today about our participation at the Aircraft Interiors & MRO Middle East Exhibition in Dubai the first week of February, 2016.

 

Press Release : PAX International

2015/10 : Have a look on the link below (PAX International October/November 2015) you will find an article concerning AIP following MRO Europe exhibition at London.


Visit from Nagoya Aeroautical Cluster

2015/06      AIP have been pleased to welcome a Nagoya Aeroautical Cluster (Japan) at our facility at Roissy en France, thanks to the “Comité d’Expansion Économique du Val d’Oise (CEEVO)”. We hope that this will be the start of great projects with Japan !

 

Paris Airshow 2015

2015/06 : We had a wonderful and busy week at Paris Airshow 2015 ! Thank you for visiting us !