STELIA Aerospace Canada Changes Name to Airbus Atlantic Canada

STELIA Aerospace Canada, a leading company in the aerospace industry, has officially changed its name to Airbus Atlantic Canada, effective immediately. The name change comes as the company seeks to solidify its position as a key player in the Canadian aerospace industry and to ensure the full potential of the A220 program.

Based in Mirabel since 2014, Airbus Atlantic Canada manages the design and manufacturing of the front and aft fuselage sections for the Airbus A220 program, as well as the assembly and system equipping of the center fuselage section for the Bombardier Global 7500 business jet. The company currently employs 600 people and plans to hire nearly 200 more in 2023, covering all site functions from administrative to technical positions related to industrial operations.

According to Eric Ibañez, Managing Director of Airbus Atlantic Canada, the name change marks an important step in the company’s history. “We are proud to wear the Airbus Atlantic colors. As such, we will continue to innovate and equip ourselves with the cutting-edge technologies essential to our sustainability and growth. To do so, we will rely on an agile and modern organization where initiative is highly valued,” Ibañez said.

The name change follows the creation of Airbus Atlantic on January 1, 2022, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus. Airbus Atlantic was created to meet the major aeronautical challenges of the future, such as increased competition, higher production rates, modernization of the industrial system, and preparation for low-carbon aviation. The company relies on the intrinsic qualities of a high-performance and competitive Tier 1 aerostructure supplier, including flexibility, speed, simplicity, and agility, to deliver the highest quality products and operational excellence to Airbus and its aircraft manufacturer customers outside the group and airlines worldwide.

Cédric Gautier, CEO of Airbus Atlantic, highlighted the unique model of a Tier 1 supplier that Airbus Atlantic represents, positioned at the heart of Airbus’ industrial system. “With our subsidiary Airbus Atlantic Canada, we are contributing to Airbus’ ambition to consolidate its position as a leading player in Canadian aerospace and to ensure the full potential of the A220,” Gautier said.

The Mirabel site is at the forefront of technology and industrial modernity, with highly innovative and competitive aerostructure production capabilities. As such, it plays a key role in Airbus Atlantic’s industrial strategy and directly supports the development of the aerospace industry in Canada.

Airbus Atlantic Canada’s recruitment needs cover all of the site’s functions, from administrative positions to more technical ones related to industrial operations such as production and quality. The company is also looking to strengthen its portfolio management and industrial performance analysis teams. Nearly 200 positions are to be filled in 2023.

The name change to Airbus Atlantic Canada represents a significant milestone for the company and the Canadian aerospace industry. As the company continues to grow and innovate, it is committed to providing high-quality products and operational excellence to its customers and contributing to the development of the aerospace industry in Canada.

STELIA Aerospace Canada’s name change to Airbus Atlantic Canada represents a significant step for the company and its position in the Canadian aerospace industry. With a focus on innovation and high-quality products, Airbus Atlantic Canada is well-positioned to support the development of the aerospace industry in Canada and to meet the major aeronautical challenges of the future.