Our suppliers

Our suppliers are an integral part of our capabilities and assets. They are selected in several main purchasing categories : build to specification, foundry and mechanics (build to print). Below is the list of our needs, where future suppliers can apply:

Build to spec.

  • Static and dynamic seals
  • Ball bearings
  • Fasteners (screws, bolts, nuts, washers)
  • Studs, sockets, bushings
  • V-band clamps
  • Shock struts
  • Oil filters
  • Level indicators, clogging, particles
  • Pressurization valves
  • Spherical bearing tie rods and connecting rods.

Mechanics

Depending of their capabilities, suppliers may operate in one or several of the following production type :

We work with suppliers able to procure their raw materials, to machine and handle large aircraft series; having special processes in house or capable of managing tier 2 suppliers (Safran NADCAP approved network).

  • Straight-cut and spiral bevel gears
  • Shafts and sleeves with internal/external splines
  • Small rotating parts of steel, titanium or aluminum (400 x 400 mm)
  • Prism-shaped parts of steel, titanium or aluminum (400 x 400 mm)
  • Prism-shaped parts of aluminum, covers type high-speed machining (maximum size: 500 x 1000 x 300 mm)
  • Machining of large aluminium casings from castings or solid ( "banana shaped", length  1 800 mm)
  • Small sheetmetal parts, shaping.
  • Forging
  • Special processes (heat and surface treatment, NDT)
  • Additive manufacturing

For all aforementioned products and services, the following requirements apply to all suppliers for the production of prototypes: quickness, flexibility, dependability, co-development and ability to manage tier-2 suppliers, especially for special processes.

For all aforementioned products and services, our suppliers must be capable of producing small production runs, and be able to manage tier-2 suppliers, especially for special processes

  • Gears and splined shafts cutting and grinding
  • Cylindrical grinding
  • Machining
  • Special processes.