Aeroports de Montreal

Aeroports de Montreal


June 19, 2013 09:39 ET

Aerolia to Establish Fuselage Plant at Montreal-Mirabel Airport

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 19, 2013) - Aerolia is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement-in-principle with Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) under which the French global specialist in equipped fuselage aerostructures will establish its first North American plant in the Montréal-Mirabel International Airport industrial park.

Under the agreement, which is for an initial 15-year period with three five-year renewal options, ADM will build and lease to Aerolia a facility customized to the firm's specific needs. Starting in January 2014, theΓÇï 7,300-square-metre building will house the headquarters of Aerolia's Canadian subsidiary as well as assembly shops. The French company, a member of the EADS Group, will use the facility to produce the centre fuselage assembly for Bombardier Aerospace's Global 7000* and 8000* business jets.

"We are very excited about the prospect of coming to Montréal-Mirabel because this site will provide us with an excellent environment for the success of the Aerolia group in Canada and its development in North America," said Marie-Agnès Veve, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aerolia Canada.

For ADM, this agreement-in-principle represents an investment of $9.5 million that will enable the creation of about 150 jobs in Montréal-Mirabel while strengthening this airport's mission as a world-class aviation hub. Montréal-Mirabel is already home to several major aerospace players, including Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney, L-3 MAS and Mecachrome.

"We are extremely proud to be joining forces with Aerolia and to test a new type of partnership with this company that could eventually be used to facilitate the implementation of other industrial development projects at either of our airports," said Charles A. Gratton, ADM's Vice-President, Real Estate and Commercial Services.

About Aerolia

French leader in aerostructures and world reference in the design and production of aircraft equipped fuselages, Aerolia has facilities in France (Méaulte, St-Nazaire and Toulouse), Germany, Canada, China, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and Tunisia. Aerolia has a total of 3,200 employees, 2,500 of whom work at the three French sites (design offices and production centres) and in 2012 had sales of $1.4 billion (EUR1 billion) with its clients Airbus and Bombardier.

About Aéroports de Montréal

ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports under a lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs 625 people at both airports and at head office. ADM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2000 and BOMA BESt certified since 2008.

*Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries

Contact Information

  • Source: Philippe Le Gregam
    Head of Communications
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    Source: Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications
    Aeroports de Montreal
    (514) 394-7304