Ascent Aerospace – Integration Europe Facility Information

The aeronautic activity at AREVA was established in the early 2000s, to engineer and build assembly systems for the aerospace industry and adjacent markets. In December 2014 Ascent acquired this business from AREVA, renamed Ascent Aerospace – Integration Europe. This core competency is a pillar of Ascent’s complete factory solution for our customers as a single-point, full-line integrator of tooling and automation.

The EN9100:2016-certified (AS9100D) organization remains headquartered in Toulouse, France, with a satellite office in Saint Nazaire. Click here to view the certificate. Cliquez ici pour le certificat.


Herve Grosdemange, Managing Director

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Joined the business in 2010 to manage the Airbus A320 sharklet wings program and became Managing Director in 2012
  • Previously worked for Snecma on space launcher engines (1988-1995) and for ABB in the automotive assembly line division (1995-2009)

Thierry Peraudeau, Technical Director & Program Manager

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Technical Director of Ascent Aerospace - Integration Europe since 2015
  • Responsible for the FAL A350 program since 2008 and has managed various Airbus FAL projects in Toulouse
  • Developed the aeronautic division of Areva and managed the first projects; remained head of the Toulouse site until the acquisition by Ascent Aerospace
  • Previously managed several diversification projects for Areva TA (1994-2006)

Damien Séjourné, Project Director & Program Manager

  • Engineer specializing in materials
  • Joined the organization in 2008
  • Responsible for the pre-FAL A350 program since 2008
  • Projects Director of Ascent Aerospace - Integration Europe since 2015
  • Previously a project manager for FCI, Areva’s subsidiary designing connectors (1998-2008)

Stéphane Lacroix, Program Manager

  • Engineer specializing in robotics
  • Project manager for Ascent Integration - Europe since 2006
  • Responsible for various projects for the A350 and Project Manager of the assembly stations for the new Airbus Beluga since 2015
  • Responsible for the tender offers between 2013 and 2015
  • Joined Areva TA in 1995 as an engineer specializing in processes
Ascent Aerospace – Integration Europe


Ascent Aerospace – Integration Europe
Bâtiment THALES – 2ème Etage
17 avenue Didier Daurat
CS 20238

Tel: 05 61 16 92 30
Fax: 05 61 16 34 92

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