Building on a 50-year heritage and a 9,000 m² industrial site, CNIM Air Space’s offer is aimed at the innovative and demanding markets of defence, security and space.

We develop and operated surveillance and communication systems based on tethered aerostats to protect states, goods and people.

Recognized for our historical know-how, we manufacture stratospheric balloons and thermal protections for satellites for European space contractors and disruptive New Space projects.

Committed to address the challenges of today’s world, we are innovating in the field of green aviation with our drone airships.

CNIM Air Space employs 70 people and is located near Toulouse, at the heart of the French aerospace ecosystem.

A unique know-how

Expert in aerostat systems and thermal protections for satellites, CNIM Air Space has developed an unprecedented industrial tool in Europe associated with a unique know-how in the engineering of innovative flexible materials.

Our competencies:

  • Feasibility study
  • Specification
  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Qualification, including test flights
  • Integration, delivery and training
  • Operations
  • Maintenance and repair
Stratospheric balloons launched for KLIMAT 2021 campaign led by the CNES
Deployment of a maritime surveillance system

An unprecedented industrial tool in Europe

CNIM Air Space deploys its know-how on an 9000 sqm industrial site specialized in « lighter-than-air » technologies: 5 production lines, a clean room, a laboratory, etc.

We have also created an operation and test flight center in the North East of France, with a 2800 sqm hangar and a dedicated flight zone for our aerostats.

CNIM Air Space gives primary importance to safety and to the compliance of its systems with aeronautical and space regulations.

Our quality management system is EN 9100 certified.

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