Aeronautics’ leading players need to address their chronic production backlog and embrace the possibilities of digital technologies. Altran deep cross-industry excellence enables them to tackle their R&D, production and business challenges.

  • 35,000

    aircraft required over the next 20 years

  • 6 %

    world air traffic passengers CAGR 2015‑2020

  • $5.8 Bn

    in In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity revenue in 2020


The industry’s problem isn’t selling planes. It’s making planes. The current backlog for one leading manufacturer represents 10 years’ annual production. Digitization is also disrupting traditional models.
In this rapidly evolving environment, players need to address a wide range of challenges from the transition towards incremental development to the production ramp up issue and the development of new services. This fosters new approaches and new activities, calling for brand new skills.


  • Advanced aircraft development

    Altran accelerates your aircraft development from design to manufacturing & customer services, with innovative end-to-end capabilities, while tackling your new environmental, regulatory and security challenges:

    • Aerostructure
    • Fluids & Thermal Engineering
    • Aircraft cabin design & Innovation
    • Flight physics
    • Board to Board Safety
    • Systems engineering and MBSE
    • Critical software systems development
  • Production ramp-up & Industry 4.0

    Altran enhances your ramp-up performance while accompanying you in the development of the industrial roadmap towards the next generation of smart & digital factories (Industry 4.0) leveraging deep expertise and methods in the industrial environment:

    • Manufacturing 4.0
    • Industrial Performance and quality management
  • Disruptive services & connectivity

    Altran boosts your innovation on new services and revenue streams integrating a high aerospace understanding and a cross-industry experience in industrial analytics & IoT Analytics:

    • VueForge IoT Solutions
    • Connected aircraft
    • Air traffic management / navigation
    • Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul



specialized aeronautical engineers across the world


Digital Passenger Journey

Altran experts are not only supporting but also advising system providers and airlines in the development of complete entertainment ecosystems to turn trips into unique digital passenger journeys.


World Class Center IoT Solutions

Our experts provide advanced knowledge of devices, networks and platforms to improve operational efficiency and business development opportunities.

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Developing intelligent composite structures

Altran has been involved in SARISTU, a large-scale integrating project aimed at achieving reductions in aircraft weight and operational costs, as well as improvements in the flight-profile-specific aerodynamic performance.


  • Reinventing air travel experience

    Our Center of Excellence Cabin, located in Hamburg, is specialised on the delivery of complete, innovative cabin solutions from one hand based on a consumer-centric approach, considering passenger needs and airlines’ requirements at the same time.

Our key aeronautics assets


    Worldwide network

    3,000 operational specialists



    With all the industry's leading players


    Wide services portfolio

    Covering the entire value chain


    Proven ability to assist OEMs

    Introducing innovative product enhancements

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    Technical expertise and industry knowledge


    Key stakeholders

    In the European aerospace industry