TAT Group

TAT Group Over the last 40 years, TAT Group has been developing excellence in aircraft maintenance, leasing and real estate.

1968: Founding of Touraine Air Transport by Michel Marchais
The air transport company Touraine Air Transport (TAT) was born in 1968 thanks to Michel Marchais, a pioneer and visionary in the developments which were to lead the way in the air transport sector. TAT was to become the first independent regional company in Europe.
1996: TAT Group let go of its airline company
They chose to focus on industrial activities: aircraft maintenance (TAT Industries) and leasing of aircraft (TAT leasing) provided to third-party airlines. As well as its two major activities in the aviation industry,  

1998: Creation of TAT Leasing which provides aircraft management services.

2000: TAT Industries acquires AOM Industries
The acquisition of the maintenance and engineering company AOM Industries, based in Nîmes and originally the maintenance department of the AOM airline, allowed TAT Industries to develop its activities in airframe maintenance as well as its presence in the military sector.  

2004: creation of TAT Immobilier, TAT Group’s real estate branch.

2005: TAT Industries acquires Sabena Technics Sabena Technics, the maintenance department of the former Belgian national airline, based in Brussels and specialized in the maintenance of narrow and wide-body aircraft, gave TAT Industries the opportunity to extend its offer, to develop its manufacturing base and to secure a strategic opening into central and northern Europe markets.  

2007: The EADS Sogerma sites in Mérignac and in Tunisia as well as EADS Barfield join TAT Group through its subsidiary Sabena technics Group Sogerma services, originally the MRO services provider at EADS Sogerma and based in Bordeaux, brings to the group a new structure capable of providing further support to both civil and military customers as well as an important design office and an entity dedicated to the training and certification of technicians working on all types of Airbus.