World leader in aerospace equipment and systems on board commercial, regional and business aircraft as well as helicopters, Zodiac Aerospace is also a key player in air safety.
Mastering the elements since 1896
In its earliest days, Zodiac contributed to the development of aeronautics by designing hot-air balloons and airplanes. True to its pioneering and innovative spirit, Zodiac invented the concept of the airship in the 1930s, eventually leading to the company’s international expansion in the 1970s.
This period also marked a turning point for the company with its gradual redeployment into aerospace.
In 2007, the Group refocused its core business and sold its Marine businesses.
Today, Zodiac Aerospace is concentrating all its potential and technological lead on aerospace.
Advances in aerospace equipment and systems
Based on an internal and external growth strategy, Zodiac Aerospace is continuing its development to ensure constant advances in its businesses. With robust industrial and management processes, Zodiac Aerospace’s technological expertise is based on three core business lines: comfort and life on board aircraft, onboard systems, and safety on the ground and in-flight; and they are grouped into five business segments – Zodiac Cabin & Structures, Zodiac Seats, Zodiac Galleys & Equipment, Zodiac Aircraft Systems, Zodiac Aerosafety, supplemented by the dedicated after-sales business of Zodiac Services.
Altogether, the Zodiac Aerospace businesses employ 30,000 people worldwide and work with clients throughout the world, offering a comprehensive range of products and services to respond to new challenges in aerospace.
Responding to new challenges in aerospace
Zodiac Aerospace aims to anticipate and support the needs of its clients by responding to the new challenges of the market. For example, the Group is increasingly involved as a full systems integrator through to certification, enhancing its products and services in various areas, such as:
- Reducing the weight and bulk of onboard equipment and systems to improve aircraft performance
- Developing ergonomic, modular concepts to improve maintenance and productivity
- Expanding its range of after-sales services for airline companies
- Introducing new functions and designs, and comprehensive and integrated cabin solutions that make a real difference in the marketplace and optimize the airlines’ revenues
- Developing new safety systems that contribute to improving the safety of air travel.