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Aeronautics and space
THE EXCEPTIONAL ASSETS OF THE PROVENCE-ALPES-COTE D’AZUR REGION
• The whole aeronautic field in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is grouped together around: Eurocopter, the world’s No.1 helicopter manufacturer and Thales Alenia Space, the European leader in satellite systems and a major player in orbital infrastructures.
• The region hosts the major national centre for simulation, testing and measurements (flight test center) in the air base of Istres, created in 1950. Its runway extends over 5 km, making it the longest in Europe, and thus suited to U.S. space shuttle emergency landings.

KEY FIGURES FOR THE SECTOR
• 35,000 jobs in the sector (total)
• 250 companies (total), among which 8 world-class principals and 180 SMEs
• 1,700 researchers including 700 in the public sector; 13 specialist R&D laboratories
• 13 engineering schools, 16 university technology institutes
• the largest industrial branch in PACA

A DEDICATED CLUSTER : Pegase
http://www.pole-pegase.com

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