Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.51 - Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Aircraft parts manufacturer Thales Avionics plans to create over 200 new jobs in 2012. The company already recruited 220 staff in 2011. Thales Avionics produces onboard computers for the Airbus A330.

In spite of reassurance from the company, staff is concerned about possible job cuts as part of ongoing plans to relocate part of the production from Meudon and Haillan (Gironde) to Singapore. The company has indicated that the relocation of production will not involve job cuts. Nonetheless strike action took place on 18 January 2012 at the Meudon site outside Paris to protest against the decision to relocate some of the production to Asia.


  • 18 January 2012: L'usine Nouvelle


Eurofound (2012), Thales Avionics, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 73327, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73327.