Pôle Pégase


13.11.17 Company Mission to Seattle in occasion of PNAA's 17th Annual Aerospace Conference

Join Niedersachsen Aviation for a European company mission to the world's largest aerospac

13.11.17 First Brazilian Aerospace Business Summit in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil

The Brazilian Aerospace Cluster and the EACP (European Aerospace Cluster Partnership) will


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Pôle Pégase

Cluster Description

Facts & Figures

Number of companies 200 members (160 SME’s)
Number of employees 18,000 staffs
Number of research institutes 60
Other cluster members Cities, public bodies 100

Cluster Management

Organizational form Association  
Financing French state 50%
  Regional gov 30%
  Cities 15%
  Members 5%

Main Actors

Main industry actors
  • Airbus helicopters
  • Thales Alenia Space
  • Dassault Aviation
  • Snecma
  • Areva TA
  • CNIM
  • Main research institutes
  • University LSIS
  • LMA
  • Arts et metiers
  • Ecole centrale

    Cluster Competences and Strategy

    Strengths & Competences

    Pegase is focused on new air systems for new air usages such as use of airships for heavy load transportation, light UAV’s for observation, mission designed helicopters, ground effect airplanes, electricity powered Ultra Lights, HALE/MALE and Mini UAV's, satellites, ...and will constitute the best innovation and business ecosystem in order to fit with these objectives.

    Pegase is still contributing to organise the best and most efficient supply chain around the key OEM's such as Eurocopter and Thales Alenia space.

    Pegase addresses large state programmes requiring aerial aircrafts such as environmental hazard management, transportation in less structured territories, telecom and images distribution at regional area scale.

    Pegase specifies and implements Innovation platforms in order to provide high level equipments for SMEs to improve their technological level in terms of advanced mechanics, human factors, and complex systems.

    Pegase is SME centric and supports the EU programme "Think small first".

    Pegase gathers 8 of the largest in-flight trial centre's in Europe: defenseand commercial airplanes, satellites, rockets, cars, helicopters, … for real in-flight stimulated and numeric trials.

    Science & Research

    • Heavy load airships
    • Lights UAV’s
    • Electricity powered light airplanes
    • Stratospheric aircrafts
    • Various technologies relate to these aircrafts
    • Advanced mechanics and rapid manufacturing
    • Human factor management
    • Use of ICT for mission management and simulation

    International Collaboration

    Growing number of coops by the use of EU instruments and non-EU state agreements mainly with Brazil, Quebec, Mexico, and EU states

    Main Challenges

    • To create 10 000 jobs
    • To support growth of SME up to 100 jobs
    • To leverage the cluster effect
    • To develop business coop and regional settlements
    • To implement the most competitive ecosystem for domains focused by Pegase