Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space SAS
51 - 61 Route de Verneuil
78133 Les Mureaux Cedex

Tel : + 33 (0) 1 39 06 12 34

Les Mureaux


Located 40 km west of Paris, at the heart of theAstech and Systém@tic clusters, this site comprises most of Airbus Defence and Space’s central directorates. The site specialises in the prime contractorship of major space and strategic programmes (e.g. Ariane, M51).

The main activities at the Les Mureaux site are:


  • Programme management
  • Integration of the Ariane 5 Cryogenic Main Stage
  • Support for launcher integration campaigns in Kourou
  • Design and development of future Ariane 5 versions (e.g. Ariane 5 ME)
  • Simulation and validation platforms


  • Programme management and prime contractorship
  • Simulation and validation platforms


  • Contribution to programme management and prime contractorship, located in Bremen
  • Contribution to systems engineering and flight support (integrated team Bremen/Les Mureaux)
  • Production and maintenance of flight software, flight procedures and associated databases
  • Simulation and validation platforms

Equipment and systems production

  • Pyrotechnic and fluidic systems
  • Large scale machining
  • Missile fairings
  • SYLDA (Ariane dual payload system) adaptor to add a second satellite inside the fairing
  • Satellite central tube
  • Satellite reflectors

Simulation and validation platforms

The platforms at Les Mureaux, located close to the design offices, are a key stage before final integration for the validation of equipment, electrical systems and actuators, flight programmes or for the development of ground systems. They are used throughout the product lifecycle to validate improvements or to analyse and evaluate flights.

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Getting there

From the “Porte d’Auteuil”, Paris

Take the A13 motorway towards Rouen. Take Exit 8 for Les Mureaux and head for Les Mureaux/Meulan on the D43. After the railway bridge, turn right to Verneuil-S/Seine (D154). Follow the road signs for “Airbus Defence and Space”.

From Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Take the A1 motorway towards Paris, then the A86 to La Défense/Nanterre. From the A86, take Exit A15 for Cergy-Pontoise. Continue on the N14 towards Rouen, then take Exit D21 to Meulan/Les Mureaux. Cross the river Seine and take the D154 to Verneuil. Follow the road signs for “Airbus Defence and Space”.

From Paris Orly Airport

Take the A106, then the A6 towards Paris Porte d’Orléans. Take the inner ringroad (périphérique intérieur) towards Rouen and exit at Junction 8 for Les Mureaux. Follow the D43 to Les Mureaux/Meulan. After the railway bridge, turn right to Verneuil-S/ Seine (D154). Follow the road signs for “Airbus Defence and Space”.