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The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropole, created on 1 January 2016, has 92 municipalities and 1.8 million inhabitants.

Backed by the first Mediterranean Port, connected to a dense network of infrastructures and logistics platforms, it is now a major Euro-Mediterranean center for decision-making and exchanges at global level. The Euro-Mediterranean Operation of National Interest, a high value-added service hub and world-class tertiary site, is also the largest urban renewal operation in the city center in Europe.

The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis also bases its development on a diversified economy, an industrial base, centers of excellence in higher education and research and its ten competitiveness clusters.

Test pilot Jean Sarrail, a fighter pilot during the Second World War, tested more than 75 aircraft prototypes during his career, including the Mirage III, as well as the most incredible of them, the Leduc, which is named after him. will remain associated. He ended his career as director of the Flight Test Center (C.E.V). He died in Istres on July 7, 2012, at the age of 93.

The Mercure assembly hall : an exceptional industrial asset that will be ready for marketing in 2019

Mercure offers a floor space of 20,000m² to a height of 17 metres up to the roof frame. Workflows can be organized to include six workspaces of 4,000m² on average in addition to lab space and offices.

This building is right next door to a unique centre of expertise that is in a class of its own where you can test your latest applications to ensure they are viable in addition to aircraft certification.

Whilst the Airship Village project is being deployed, the SAFE CLUSTER competitivity hub will be working on a platform project to offer certification support services, testing and the new factory of the future concept. All of these premises are suited to aircraft maintenance and equipment requirements in addition to responding to the needs of cutting edge technology companies with offices that are fit for purpose in R&D for innovative aircraft.

hen you set up your company on the Istres-Jean-Sarrail hub, you will be part of the R&D dynamics.

Available premises

These spaces are suitable for maintenance and aeronautical equipment.

They also meet the needs of cutting-edge companies, in premises adapted to the finalization of the phases research and development innovative aeronautical machines.

The industrial hall welcomed, until 1975, assembly operations the Mercury plane, first civil aeronautical program European under project management from Dassault Aviation.


The aeronautic cluster is a secure industrial site 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.

The site is equipped with an outdoor fire safety system, the Mercure Hall is equipped with a fire extinguishing system using foam cannon.

PAJS in figures

of available land

5000 m
of runway connected
to the Pole

40 min
from Aix and Avignon TGV
stations and Marseille
Provence Airport

job creation on the territory