Daher has announced the closing of its acquisition of France’s AAA (Assistance Aéronautique et Aérospatiale).

By bringing together the activities of AAA and Daher – both of which are top-ranked companies in industrial services for civil and defense aerospace – the combination will create a leader in the marketplace.

The new group will be present in key areas where the aerospace industry is concentrated in France and abroad to better respond to the sector’s needs in the context of sharp increases in production rates.

The relationship of Daher and AAA will enable a global offer of industrial services to the market, covering a very broad spectrum of needs.

With 2,000 employees and an annual revenue of approximately 200 million euros, AAA provides solutions that complement those of Daher – such as the assembly and installation of aerostructures, systems and engines; flight line services; maintenance; and even industrialization and quality support. Daher, for its part, is a long-standing recognised player in cabin installation activities, as well as completion/outstanding work.

Daher and AAA

Daher’s goal is to continue and further develop what has made AAA successful for more than 30 years by capitalising – in particular – on its ability to train a highly qualified workforce, both for its own purposes and for its customers.

The overall management of AAA is now entrusted to Daher’s Cédric Eloy as the CEO, assisted by Deputy General Manager Sylvain Ruellé, who also is a Daher employee.

Didier Kayat, the CEO of Daher, stated: “The acquisition of AAA was obvious for us, as the DNA of these two family companies is so similar. We share values based on entrepreneurship, agility and the value of our employees, which are guarantees for the success of this merger.

“The development of industrial services is perfectly aligned with Daher’s desire to provide ever-better support to our customers in the complex context that industry faces today. This is a key step in enabling us to achieve the ambitious objectives of our ‘Take off 2027’ strategic plan, as it enables us to strengthen the presence with our customers, as well as internationally.”
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