The Aeronautic Sector

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Valenciennes is located in the heart of the Hauts-de-France aeronautics cluster, which includes more than 120 companies in the sector, including international leaderssuch as THALÈS, DASSAULT, MISSILE SYSTEMS, STELIA AEROSPACE, SKF and AD INDUSTRIES.

Aeronautics accounts for 10,000 jobs in the region, supported by the presence of 8 world-renowned R&D centres or centres of excellence and 34 European subcontractors, including 2 ranked in the 5 best French subcontractors.

The highly diversified aeronautics cluster comprises assembly, machining, and tooling activities.

The Hauts-de-France region benefits from a strategic geographic position in immediate proximity to the aeronautics clusters in Southern England and Wallonia.

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