5 reasons to choose Le Havre

  • A 10 hectare facility able to accommodate business and leisure activities
  • A 2,300 m long, 40 m wide runway facing the sea
  • 28,600 m² of parking space
  • Open to public air traffic (category C) with a SSLIA category 5 which can go up to 7 (with permission)
  • Activities linked to public services (customs, civil security, marine pilots) and leisure (helicopters, ultralight aircraft, parachuting, etc.)
  • Able to import and/or export special packages through airport and port infrastructures (accessible 24/7)
  • One 1,200 m² hangar and 3 separate hangars between 250 and 680 m²
  • Le Havre Seine Métropole urban community investment project to create offices for service companies and laboratories, hangars for maintenance and repair operations
  • Regional centre of expertise to share equipment and human resources
  • Development of a “drone” ecosystem in Normandy based around crisis management, logistics, maintenance, security, safety, surveillance and resource development
  • Research on swarm flights with embedded AI and sensors: Air quality, Warehouse inventory…
  • Indoor and outdoor spaces fitted out for test flights
  • Initial, ongoing and turnkey business training offer
  • Development of a shared services offer (safety, security, maintenance, surveillance, etc.) for industrial and port zone businesses
  • 17,00 journeys/year through Normandy airports
  • Intention to develop maintenance and repair activity around light aircraft or structural parts
  • Around 80 aircraft based at Normandy airfields
  • Able to host aviation-based events (70th anniversary of D-day landings, Patrouille de France, etc.)
  • A new 678 m² hangar which can accommodate activities, as well as the Jean Maridor Aeroclub (1,150 m² – 7 aircraft) and Abeille Parachutisme hangars (1,300 m² – 1 aircraft and 1 simulator)
  • 11,000 R&D jobs in Normandy
  • The Normandy region, ranked 3rd for aeronautics in France
  • Normandie Aerospace, a network of excellence, including the following members: Airbus Defence & Space, Revima, Safran Aircraft Engines, Thales,
    Zodiac Aerospace…
  • Global centres of excellence in tuyeres, composites and virtual reality at Safran Nacelles
  • Research offices specialising in aeronautics
  • Drone XTR/University of Le Havre Normandy patent on illegal intrusion
  • Employment market with 350,000 residents
  • Qualified labour, thanks to professional courses and training certified by Normandie Aerospace
  • Aeronautics professional baccalaureate, structure and pilot licence option (Lavoisier and Jeanne d’Arc high schools)
  • Diverse expertise for local service providers: electrical, engineering, industrial painting, maintenance, metallurgy, composite materials, etc.
  • Potential gateways with similar activities: automotive, precision mechanics, energy, etc.

Supporting your set-up

Le Havre Seine Développement, the economic development agency for the Le Havre region, prospects, advises and supports companies in their project to set up, invest or develop in Le Havre and its region (Le Havre and Fécamp intercommunities).

How can we help your project?

  • Searching for premises or land
  • Networking with potential partners, customers and service providers
  • Relationship with the administrations
  • Searching for funding
Helène MIQUETIndustrial Business Developer
+33 (0)6 69 78 41 06

Normandy Drone Innovation Centre funding members

Université Le Havre Normandie, membre du Centre Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN)
Normandie AeroEspace, membre du Centre Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN)
Le Havre Seine Métropole, membre du Centre Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN)
Le Havre Seine Développement, membre du Centre Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN)
Aeroport Le Havre, membre du Centre Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN)
7CIS Formation drones Le Havre
Polidrone, membre du Centre Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN)
Roav7, membre du Centre Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN)
Abot, membre du Centre Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN)
Drone XTR, membre du Centre Innovation Drones Normandie (CIDN)

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