Industry, Logistics & Shipping

French companies to attend MRO show

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will be alongside 18 French companies for the 9th consecutive year at the Aircraft Interiors & MRO trade show, a key event in the Middle East taking place in Dubai from February 25 to 26, 2020.
Eager to strengthen ties with local decision-makers and then contribute to the evolution of the aeronautics sector in the region, French companies will introduce their latest products, technologies and innovations during AIME / MRO Middle East 2020.
The Aircraft Interior design and maintenance has a high added value in the aeronautical sector, where French SMEs stand out for their expertise, know-how and high quality of service. In the interior design segment, they operate in several areas, which are of major concern to airlines: materials engineered to be lighter, interiors customised to make airlines stand out, volume use optimisation, Inflight Entertainment and communication systems, and more. 
The market is also largely driven by the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) sector where French companies have the capacity to offer innovative solutions in many areas: flight monitoring / predictive maintenance, rapid and efficient parts replacement, improvement of processes on new technologies, digitisation of documentation and monitoring, use of big data, virtual training, etc.
Frederic Szabo, Managing Director Business France Middle East stated “The wide variety of responses offered by the French aviation market may easily meet the needs of Middle Eastern airlines, which are constantly expanding their fleets to answer significant growth in local air traffic. Considered as a powerful sector, French aeronautics industry ranks second world-wide and enjoys an excellent reputation boasting considerable innovation capacity. Indeed, 11 per cent of the sector’s turnover is invested in R&D”.
The aerospace industry in France encompasses nearly 4,000 companies and 320,000 professionals.  In 2018, the sector generated €65.4 billion in sales, €44 billion of which came from exports. This cogent, supportive, responsive and dynamic industry is a technological and economic excellence centre for France.
France can also lay claim to a fertile aeronautical ecosystem composed of renowned groups such as Airbus, Dassault, Thales and Safran, as well as an extensive network of subcontractors that accounts for half the jobs in the sector. De facto, France is the UAE’s 3rd largest supplier in aeronautics.
With the support of the Occitanie Region (southwest of France), the line-up at the French Pavilion, in Za’abeel Halls 2 & 3 of the Dubai World Trade Center will include:
AAA : Service Provider: Manufacturing, Engineering, Customer Support, FAL Integration, Repair, Overhaul, etc.
ADHETEC : Designs, manufactures and supplies technical adhesive solutions for aerospace.
AD’OCC, Invest & Trade in Occitanie : Regional Development Agency of the Occitanie region.
AMC AVIATION : Offers an important range of services such as Maintenance support, engineering services, airworthiness management, civil aviation trainings, software solutions and flight operation services.
AUXITROL WESTON : The aftermarket arm of Auxitrol Weston provides global MRO support and services.
BOLLORE LOGISTICS : This brand of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, is a global leader in supply chain management ranking among the world’s top 10 in transport and logistics.
CREATION & IMAGE PARIS : The firm has dressed over 400 Brands worldwide including Kuwait Airways, Gulf Air, Oman Air and Royal Bahrain Flight.
CRYSTAL AERO SOLUTIONS : Unique MRO in the world integrating PART 145 with logistics/freight forwarding and customs, for 100 per cent optimised maintenance solutions, in order to reduce AOG time frame.
DEDIENNE AEROSPACE : International company specialising in aerospace tooling for civil and defence markets.
EXCENT FRANCE  : The eXcent Group is specialised in providing design and integration of industrial solutions & assembly lines, through turn-key projects.
FLEURET : Expert in technical containers and Ground Support Equipment.
LATECOERE : LATECOERE Equipment and system division is offering off the shelf and dedicated tailored solution for any Airborne Video System adressing External, cargo and Cabin surveillance, passenger Entertainment and assistance to operations.
OPT’ALM is a company, specialised in Metal Additive Manufacturing using the Directed Energy Deposition process. They design, produce and repair metallic parts for several kinds of industrials, especially dedicated to aeronautical sector.
REVIMA  : Leading independent MRO solutions provider, specialised in APU, Engine Parts and Landing Gear, for civil and military aircraft.
SIMAIR - IMAGINAIR : Manufactures cabin equipment and furnishings. Its specialty: designing innovative, optimal aircraft solutions that are comfortable, secure, modular, and built to last.
TALA - The Aerospace Logistics Alliance : Organisation founded by a group of independent logistics providers, specialised in solving the time-critical transportation needs of the Aerospace Industry.
UUDS AERO : Aircraft Cabin interiors floor to floor turnkey solutions from Bio Decontamination, to full modification, including local Digital Manufacturing capability.
WIN-MS : Helps Airlines (Air Forces, MRO…) improving by 5 the wiring maintenance efficiency and help saving AOG costs. -- Tradearabia News Service