Within the context of the A320 family’s increasing production rate, AIRBUS Atlantic entrusted Groupe ADF with this key challenge for its growth. Two years later, «Line 5» is beginning to assemble fuselages!

This investment was the only large-scale project decided by the AIRBUS Group during the Covid-19 health crisis.

The project entails multiple technological challenges in order to improve production, safety, and ergonomics:

  • Automated transitions;
  • Standardised platforms;
  • Flextrack* robot integration;
  • Virtual commissioning of the line.

In order to ensure the launch of the A321 XLR aircraft, the project needed to be completed in just two years.

To achieve this, the project team involved close to 120 people. A supply chain team oversaw the 30 major suppliers spread across Europe and 80 employees of six nationalities worked hand in hand on the construction site.

This project was truly a flagship of the Group’s expertise:

  • Our manufacturing and assembly workshops for the jigs
  • Our experts in measurement-based assembly engineering
  • Our local teams for the execution of the servitudes
  • Eight divisions of the Group to ensure the site.

In the midst of a major crisis, AIRBUS appreciated our resilience, our ability to anticipate project risks through a responsive organisation, and to withstand day-to-day hazards thanks to a reactivity acknowledged at the highest level.

This project will remain synonymous with an incredible human adventure demonstrating the commitment of an entire group towards a single objective: customer satisfaction!