Nouvelle-Aquitaine is the big winner of the company's transformation plan, launched in 2012 to improve competitiveness by bringing together the teams that design aircraft and those that produce them. The ramp-up of Rafale's production, the development of new programs such as the future European fighter aircraft, the preparation of a new Falcon to expand the range of business jets... lead Dassault Aviation to increase its workforce.
The company plans to recruit around a thousand people in 2019, including 400 in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The Mérignac site is particularly concerned and is preparing to double its workforce in the coming years. A new 25,800 m² tertiary building on four levels, at the forefront of innovation, digital technologies and new working methods, is under construction and should be put into service in early 2021.