Cassidian Aviation Training Services (CATS) ensures, for more than twelve years, the Fleet management (Line and base maintenance, CAMO, supply chain…) of the State owned light aircraft fleet composed of Epsilon TB 30 and Grob 120, which are operated by the Pilot Training School of the French Air force at Cognac airbase.

Since 2012, CATS also ensures these services for the Xingu fleet for the benefit of the Transport Pilot Training School at Avord airbase and for the French Navy at Lann Bihoué Naval airbase. CATS provides to the French Air Academy (« Ecole de l’Air ») at Salon de Provence airbase and to the « flottille 50S » at Lanvéoc Naval airbase, a CATS owned fleet of 26 Cirrus SR20 and SR22 maintained by the company and available on customer requests.  

Thanks to its flexibility, CATS achieves the Fleet management of the French Navy CAP10 and of the French Air force D140.

Since its creation, CATS has delivered more than 350 000 Flight hours to the French armies and supports every day more than 125 aircrafts, including 45 self-owned, with a mission success rate of more than 99%.

CATS provides to the French Air Force, three approved flight trainers FNPT-II (Flight and Navigation Procedure Trainer) allowing, in the frame of CPL IR training, to replace flight hours by simulator hours.

CATS is a 100% subsidiary of Airbus.