Engine and airframe engineering, and manufacture of demonstrators.


  • Powertrains for light or ultralight aircraft and drones (UAVs).
  • Structures and aerodynamics.
  • Small volume production runs.
  • Use of composite materials.
  • Reverse engineering of individual parts or complete systems.
  • Processing of special metals.
  • Challenges of the Aeronautical Industry
  • PPNMC abilities
  • PPNMC resources
  • The Added Value of the PPNMC

  • Aircraft lightening and use of new composite and ceramic materials.
  • Propulsion system efficiency, reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Use of alternative energy sources.
  • Development of the ‘electric aircraft’.
  • Aerodynamic improvements.
  • Noise reduction.

  • Engineering, modelling, prototype production and testing.
  • Use of composite materials.
  • Aerodynamics.
  • Anti-vibration and vibro-acoustic tests.
  • Design and manufacture of high tech and complex engines.
  • Man-machine interface, electronic systems, connectivity.
  • Homologation documents.

  • Design offices, supercomputers, computer simulation.
  • Exterior and interior design.
  • Foundry design office, 3D sand printing, aluminium and magnesium foundry.
  • Engine test beds and special purpose test benches.
  • Mechanical welding, machining and high pressure deburring workshops.
  • Wind tunnel 1/4 to 1 scale.
  • Facilities at the circuit of Nevers Magny-Cours for organising events.

  • Experience in the development of aircraft engines as well as the construction of small aircraft for leisure or competition.
  • Project management in joint developments, with centralised project control and the support of a network of industrial and academic partners.
  • Ability to develop complex projects at high speed.
  • Capability to manufacture single units (demonstrators) and small production runs.
  • Keen sense of quality and high technology in line with the requirements of the aeronautical sector (weight, powertrain, design methods).
  • Commitment to monitoring aeronautical projects in the long term.
  • Competitive costs due to lean structures and shared equipment.