Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
France, United States, Morocco, Tunisia
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2017
Foreseen end date
1 January 2020


The Figeac Aéro Group, a supplier to major aerospace manufacturers, has announced the signing of a $600 million contract with Spirit AeroSystems to produce several primary parts and sub-assemblies for the Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing B737, B747-8, B767 and B777. With this important contract, Figeac Aéro group will recruit about 1,400 to 1,500 positions worldwide including 300 in France . The group will invest about €30 million per year on the period 2018 - 2019 to support this contract. Spirit AeroSystems selected Figeac Aéro Group for the production of small, medium and large-sized aluminum and titanium mechanical components together with sub-assemblies.

The company, which employs 3,000 employees worldwide and  it operates in France, United States, Morocco, Mexico and Tunisia. The group will recruit 300 people for its two sites in France, from 850 to 900 in Morocco and Tunisia where the number of employees will grow from currently 850 to 1,700-1,800 and 250 employees will be recruited in Wichita (Kansas, US) where 160 are currently employed. The group reported an annual turnover of €252.3 million in 2016 with a profit of €33.2 million.


  • 24 January 2017: Le Figaro
  • 25 January 2017: L'usine Nouvelle


Eurofound (2017), Figeac Aero, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 89964, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89964.