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Paris Air Show, France, 20 June 2017

Finaero obtains its EASA Part 21J for its interiors division, AIP

Finaero pursues its development and announces at the Paris Air Show the attribution for its interiors branch, AIP, of EASA’s PART 21J certification.

The interiors branch AIP will now be able to certify its own designs through its recent PART 21J (EASA.21J.561) certification, in addition to its already existing PART 21G (FR.21G.0065) and PART 145 (FR.145.546).

This qualification will enable Finaero to offer its customers an even broader array of interior design services supported by its Roissy Charles de Gaulle design, certification and product office.

“We are proud of this accomplishment which rewards our team’s efforts, organization and know-how,” stated Jon Oruezabala, Managing Director of AIP.

This new step is in line with Finaero’s already important development plan to diversify its service offering for its customers. Successful milestones these past months for the group also included:

  • Painting & Sealing division, STTS, 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, Washington State, as well as the construction of a new A380 & VIP paint hangar at the new Dubai South airport.
  • Interiors division, AIP, also recently announced the acquisition of SMTC, the French train interiors specialist, to further extend the group’s aviation interior’s service-offering to the railway sector as well as significantly reinforcing the branch’s production capacities to better serve the aircraft interiors market.
  • Electric division, CIEE, 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.“Delivering diversity & quality on-time to our customers remains our number one priority. In order to do so our group has started undergoing a global transformation project underlined by the slogan: 1 group, 1 vision, 1 partner,” said Christophe Cador.

More about Finaero:

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, engineering and manufacturing of airline, train & VIP interiors and in cabling and wire assemblies. Finaero’s turnover in 2016 attained 134M€ and is forecasted at 160m€ in 2017 and 200m€ in 2018. The group employs 2,500 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), IRIS and PART21G and J, as well as a unique training center for painters in Toulouse. The group equally benefits from a surface treatment activity as well as a research & development division.

PRESS CONTACT: Yann Bonnet (ybonnet@finaero.com) +33 7 62 74 49 45 – www.finaero.com

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