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French companies flying high at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014


UBIFRANCE organises the French Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 trade show: on the pavilion, over 25 French companies and regional entities will showcase their expertise in the aerospace industry. The trade fair, a leading event for innovation in the aircraft-interiors sector, is taking place from 8 to 10 April 2014 in Hamburg (Germany).

The French Pavilion is being organized by UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, in partnership with Centréco, the Midi-Pyrenees Region of southern France, and the Midi-Pyrenees Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The national pavilion will be situated in Hall B6 (Stands 6B56, 6C50 and 6D51), at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014, and will present more than 25 French-based companies and entities working in the aircraft-interiors sector. The companies on the pavilion are keen to meet international customers and partners. The trade fair is due to take place from 8 to 10 April of this year, in the Northern German city of Hamburg.

The aerospace industry is the leading export sector in France and generates the highest trade surplus for the country. Indeed, France is ranked first among European countries and second worldwide in this industry. The aircraft-interiors market is ever-changing and the French companies in this sector have gained international recognition for their know-how and expertise. The companies exhibiting on the French pavilion represent the diversity and high quality found among sector players in the country. 

The companies that will be showcased on the French Pavilion are listed below. Further details can be provided on request.



ADHETEC designs and manufactures adhesive solutions and protective films for the aerospace industry.


AerofonctionS develops composite structures (cockpit furnishings, electric systems, fairings, etc.) for use in the aerospace industry.


ATTAX manufactures rapid-attachment solutions that meet the increasing demand for cost reductions in aircraft maintenance and on assembly lines.  

Chateauroux Airport

Chateauroux Airport is a transit airport, located to the South of Paris, that offers maintenance services and modification/painting solutions, as well as aircraft-preservation and dismantling services.

Cinch Connectors

Cinch Connectors offers a wide range of electrical connectors, from the most basic to the most sophisticated, for use in the aerospace industry.

Composite Industrie

Composite Industrie manufactures a comprehensive range of composite parts and components and is a major supplier of the aviation sector (both civil and military).

CRITT Matériaux

CRITT Matériaux is a laboratory that specializes in composite materials centred around three main activities: static and fatigue tests, mechanical and physical-chemical tests, and R&D projects.


ELTA develops and markets electronic systems and equipment for use in harsh environments.


ENIToffers engineering services with regard to structures, interior fittings and systems.


Equip’Aero INDUSTRIE supplies composite parts and technical solutions for the interior fittings of cabins, for both business and commercial aircraft.

ESI Group

ESI Group designs and develops virtual-prototyping solutions for aircraft seats that integrate a range of parameters in relation to the safety and comfort of passengers.


INDUSMECA manufactures mechanical components and sub-assemblies, from high-added-value to low-cost, for use in the aerospace industry.


JET CUT, a subsidiary of ENERGIE METAL, provides water-jet cutting solutions, as well as 3-axis and 5-axis machining for technical materials such as titanium, aluminium and composites.


LISI AEROSPACE designs and markets attachment systems and high-technology assembly components for the aircraft industry.


OPTIS designs solutions that allow aircraft-industry professionals to simulate, visualise and validate their choice of on-board lighting and control/surveillance equipment.

PGA Electronic SA

PGA Electronic SA is a recognized manufacturer of on-board entertainment and lighting systems.

Portelli Productions

Portelli Productionssupplies aircraft-industry contractors with moulded-polyurethane parts (flexible or rigid foam) for cockpit upholstery and passenger-seat equipment.


PROTEC Decors specializes in surface treatments and prestigious finishes for the decoration of business-aircraft interiors.


PXCom transforms current passenger-entertainment systems into rich-media platforms. Embedded applications provide passengers with a rich selection of multimedia and interactive content.


SC AERO manufactures composite components dedicated to aeronautical maintenance and high-level mechanical sports.


SIMAIRhas been manufacturing aeronautical components for the last 30 years. It is a specialist in cabin equipment for airlines and businessaircraft.


SERENISEAT - ATOUT PIQUE is a specialist in leather trimming and industrial upholstery; the company provides a range of services in relation to aircraft and yacht interiors, among other applications.


SLTS provides products and services in the technical sheet-metal field, including electrical boxes for cockpit equipment and lighting systems and units.

SMAC provides a comprehensive range of acoustic-comfort systems for aircraft and helicopter cabins.


SMTC specialises in the design and manufacture of composite panels used in the aerospace sector, among other applications.

Institutional partners

CCI Midi-Pyrenees

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) of Midi-Pyrenees (or CCI Midi-Pyrenees) provides companies across the Midi-Pyrenees region with business-support services.


Centréco is the regional agency for the promotion and economic development of the Centre-Val de Loire region.

Midi-Pyrenees Expansion

Midi-Pyrenees Expansion is the economic development agency of the Midi-Pyrénées region, in Southern France.


UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.

In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.

UBIFRANCE, in partnership with Centréco, the Midi-Pyrenees region and the Midi-Pyrenees Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is showcasing more than 25 French-based companies and regional entities at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014, on the French Pavilion (in Hall B6: Stands 6B56, 6C50 and 6D51).

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 will take place in Hamburg (Germany) from 8 to 10 April 2014. The Aircraft Interiors Expo trade show is one of the world’s leading events in the aircraft-interiors sector. In 2013, the trade fair welcomed 500 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and over 8,900 visitors – a rise of 12% on 2012.

For more information about Aircraft Interiors Expo, please go to:

For more information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to:

Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer
UBIFRANCE Press Office in London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640

Kate Riley | UBIFRANCE Press Office in London

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