Collins Aerospace contributes to decisive technological breakthroughs for our French, European and global customers with four of our centers of excellence based in France:

  • Propellers (Figeac)
  • Avionics for civil rotary-wing aircraft (Blagnac)
  • Primary flight controls and helicopter and military transport winches (Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône)
  • Helicopter fire protection systems (Antony)

We collaborate with French industrial small and medium enterprises and state institutions – such as the French civil aviation authority, DGAC and aerospace lab ONERA – as well as academia, to drive innovation and sustainable aerospace and defense solutions in France.

Our French customer base includes:

  • Aircraft and helicopter manufacturers
  • Airlines and airports
  • Business jet operators
  • Cargo carriers
  • Ministry of Defense
  • All branches of the armed forces
  • National security organizations
  • Other integrators and companies

Design and manufacturing expertise

  • Advanced structures
  • Avionics
  • Interiors
  • Mission systems



  • 60% of Collins Aerospace’s annual revenue in France is derived from exports
  • A member of Territoires d’Industrie
  • Founding member of the GIFAS industry association
  • A legacy of more than 50 years as a supplier to Airbus – delivering aerostructure, cockpit, cabin, mechanical, electrical and air management systems, as well as equipment for a digitally connected aircraft
  • Deliveries of more than 3,500 rotor and propeller brake systems over the past decade to French and international customers
  • A member of the modernization team for the French Air Force’s C-130H fleet

Advanced Structures

Actuation Systems

27950 Saint Marcel
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31770 Colomiers
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Propeller Systems

46100 Figeac
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Avionics, Mission Systems & Interiors

31701 Blagnac
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Power & Controls

21604 Longvic
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