A history of more than 30 years

In 1993, Aernnova won the contract to design and manufacture the complete wing (including systems) of the Embraer ERJ 145, which represented a quantum leap for the company to enter the market as a product and process engineering, and aerostructures manufacturer with the ability to assume a risk partner role.

Company milestones

  • 1986

    First contract in the aircraft industry: CN235

    Creation of the company Fibertecnic to manufacture and sell composite components to CASA (now part of Airbus Group)

    Learn more about our Airbus Defence & Space programs
  • 1989

    Start of composite component manufacturing for the MD-11 and the A310

    Both contracts were signed with CASA

  • 1991

    Aernnova signs the contract for the manufacturing of the main landing gear doors of the A320

  • 1993

    Creation of Gamesa Aeronautica and signing the shared-risk contract to design and manufacture the wings of the ERJ 145 with Embraer

    The full package included: Design and manufacture of complete and equipped wing (systems incl.), wing to body fairing and engine nacelles, inlet and T/R

    Browse our Embraer programs
  • 1995

    Risk-sharing contract with Sikorsky

    Design and manufacturing of rear fuselage/aft transition tailcone; HTP, engine cowlings, main rotor pylon and cargo ramp systems; Electric, hydraulic & actuators

    Sikorsky programs
  • 1996

    SJ30-2 assembly contract

    The SJ30-2 was a program developed by Sino Sweringen Business Jet

  • 1998

    Opening of MOASA

    Second assembly plant of Aernnova in Vitoria-Gasteiz

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  • 1999

    New risk-sharing contract with Embraer

    Design and manufacturing of the complete rear fuselage and empennage of the E170-190s

    Embraer programs
  • 2000

    Design and manufacturing contract for Bombardier's CRJ 700/900

    Horizontal stabilizer, including elevators, and vertical stabilizer

    Bombardier programs
  • 2001

    FUASA, EASA DEL SUR and COASA openings

    New composite and assembly plants

    Browse all our composiite plants
  • 2002

    New contract with Airbus for the design and manufacture of aerostructures for the A380, the largest plane ever.

    Horizontal stabilizer components and rear fuselage section 19 structure

    Airbus programs
  • 2003

    Adquisition of NMF Europe

    NMF Europe was integrated in our metallic components manufacturing business unit

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  • 2004

    Adquisition of ICSA and creatión of Aernnova do Brasil

    ICSA became part of our composite structures and component manufacturing business unit. Aernnova do Brasil is the dedicated to aerostructures assembly

    All our plants and offices
  • 2004

    First Engineering contract with Boeing

    Aernnova designed the swing zone & latching mechanism of the 747 LCF

    Boeing programs
  • 2005

    Adquisition of Intec-Air

    The company was integrated in our metallic components manufacturing division

    All our metallic components manufacturing plants
  • 2006

    New engineering contract with Boeing: 747-8

    Aernnova designed key components for the central wing box, as well as spoliers, ailerons and the fuselage section 42

    Boeing programs
  • 2007

    Opening of our US engineering centre in Michigan

  • 2008

    Opening of Aernnova México

    Aernnova has established new metallic components manufacturing and aerostructures assembly plants in Queretaro

    Learn more about Aernnova México
  • 2008

    Risk-sharing contract with Airbus for the A350 XWB

    Aernnova designs and manufactures all horizontal stabilizer components, elevators and the pressure bulkhead (all composites)

    Airbus programs
  • 2008

    Adquisition of SERRA

    SERRA strengthens our process engineering and tooling manufacturing capacities and capabilities

    Learn more about our Engineering Services
  • 2009

    We signed the contact for the CSeries

    Aernnova designs and manufactures the central wing box and tail cone

    All our Bombardier programs
  • 2009

    Signing the contract with Airbus Helicopters, former Eurocopter, for the Superpuma AS332

    Aernnova manufactures the tail boom, lower & upper structure (floor to floor) as well as other components and assemblies

    Airbus Helicopters programs
  • 2010

    We signed the contract with Beechcraft for the manufacturing of wings for several programs

    We manufacture the wings of the King Air, Baron and Bonanza

    Beechcraft programs
  • 2010

    Engineering support to the Boeing 787-8/-9

    Aernnova supported the optimisation of the central wing box and horizontal stabilizer

    Boeing programs
  • 2010

    Signing the contract with Agusta Westland for the NH90

    Aernnova manufactures the rear fuselage of the NH90

    NH90 program details
  • 2010

    New Manufacturing Engineering plant in Romania

    Aernnova European Components manufactures systems for assembly and handling

  • 2011

    Aernnova started providing engineering services to General Electric Aviation and Goodrich for the A350 XWB program

    Aernnova designs the Wing Fixed Trailing Edge

    All Airbus programs
  • 2012

    Signing of the movable structures design and manufacturing contracts for the Embraer KC-390

  • 2013

    New contract with Embraer for the E-Jets new generation (E2)

    Aernnova designs and manufactures the horizontal and vertical stabilizers

    Learn more about our Embraer programs
  • 2013

    We signed first contract with Bell Helicopter for the 505 Ranger X

    We manufacture the prototypes of the central, forward fuselage and tail cone

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  • 2015

    Aernnova on the new Airbus Beluga XL: D&B of rear fuselage sections 50-60-70

  • 2016

    Manufacturing of the rear pressure bulkhead

  • 2017

    Aernnova acquires the Californian company Brek Manufacturing Company

    Brek Manufacturing Company has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for manufacturing high-precision machined components.

    Brek Manufacturing Company
  • 2018

    Aernnova acquires the American company Structural Integrity Engineering

    Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava), Spain – Aernnova has recently completed the acquisition of Structural Integrity Engineering (SIE), an aircraft engineering company headquartered in Chatsworth (California) with regional offices in Seattle (Washington) and Madrid (Spain). With this acquisition, Aernnova reinforces its growth strategy in North America and adds engineering and certification expertise that complements its aeronautical engineering division […]

  • 2019

    Aernnova to acquire GE Aviation´s Hamble business unit

    Acquisition expands Aernnova’s geographical footprint and establishes first UK operation. The Airbus A350 XWB wing fixed trailing-edge contract further strengthens Aernnova’s status as an industry leader in composite aerostructures. Aernnova, the leading international aerostructures company, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire GE Aviation’s aerostructures business in Hamble, UK (“Hamble”). Building on more […]

  • 2022

    Aernnova concludes the agreement to acquire Embraer’s two plants in Évora