Toulouse, 3 June 2021 – As the aeronautics ecosystem actively prepares for its post-Covid recovery, Aerotec Concept, a subsidiary of the Expleo Group, and Tarmac Aerosave, a subsidiary of Airbus Group, Safran Aircraft Engines and SUEZ, have entered into a partnership agreement that will enable them to offer their customers a comprehensive range of services covering the entire lifecycle of aircraft and aeronautics equipment, both civil and military.

Unique know-how for the aeronautical sector

The announcement of this non-exclusive partnership marks the coming together of two pre-eminent players in the French aeronautical sector: Tarmac Aerosave, Europe’s largest aircraft storage and transition centre and world leader in the maintenance and green recycling of aircraft and engines, and Aerotec Concept, aeronautical maintenance and production company and partner of the world’s major operators, manufacturers and equipment suppliers, with recognised expertise in the after-sales sector.

By combining their skills, Expleo, Aerotec Concept and Tarmac Aerosave will be able to offer an integrated range of services, from the design of aircraft and aeronautical equipment to their dismantling and recycling, including their manufacture, maintenance, modification and compliance. In addition to the ability to work on all types of civil and military aircraft, this partnership provides Aerotec Concept and Tarmac Aerosave with comprehensive expertise in aeronautical certification, both in France (DOA, POA, MOA, CAMO, EMAR) and internationally, particularly in the Africa-Middle East region. This expertise is critical in the transition and return to service of aircrafts after a long period of storage.

A commitment to support the post-covid recovery of the industry

Present alongside all the players in the industry – manufacturers, equipment suppliers, airlines, public players, etc. – Aerotec Concept and Tarmac Aerosave intend to rely on the industrial ecosystem to support the post-covid recovery of the aeronautics industry. The aim is to accelerate the return to service of the hundreds of aircraft currently stored and maintained in flight condition and to support the players in the aeronautics industry in the face of the challenges of the sector’s transition.

Speaking of the partnership Johan Clochet, CEO of Aerotec Concept, commented: “I am particularly proud to formalise today a relationship of trust that has been built up with Tarmac Aerosave for several years. This partnership allows us to take a new step in the development of our know-how, with an enhanced service offer. Today, we are pooling our expertise and joining forces to support the aeronautical industry recovery after covid.

Frédéric Denise, Sales and Development Director of Tarmac Aerosave, said: “We are very pleased to count Expleo among our privileged partners. Together, we will be able to support players in the aeronautical sector throughout the entire aircraft lifecycle, thanks to the pooling of a wider range of expertise and greater complementarity in the integration and certification of modifications.” 

About Aerotec Concept
Aerotec Concept has developed a high added value offer and provides through its various approvals a turnkey solution, from system integration studies and cabin modifications to the certification of the modification, including flight tests, kit production, integration, maintenance and airworthiness follow-up.

Since 2011, Aerotec Concept has performed more than 2,100 modifications on over 5,000 aircraft and helicopters, making it one of the European leaders in the aftermarket.

Since 2016, Aerotec Concept is part of the Expleo Group.

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About Tarmac Aerosave
Established in 2007 in Tarbes (France), in 2013 in Teruel (Spain) and in 2017 in Toulouse-Francazal (France), TARMAC Aerosave offers the largest aircraft and engine storage capacity in Europe, backed by expertise in maintenance, transition and recycling. The three sites can accommodate up to 280 aircraft and the maintenance activity covers the main commercial platforms (Airbus, Boeing, ATR, Bombardier, Embraer). A dedicated engine workshop also handles the storage, maintenance and dismantling of CFM56 engines.

Through an environmentally conscious approach, TARMAC Aerosave continues to develop advanced dismantling and recycling techniques, recognised by ISO 14001 certification, and achieves a recovery rate of over 90%. TARMAC Aerosave also holds ISO 9001, EN 9110, EN 9120, and EASA/FAA Part 145 and EASA Part 147 approvals.

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