Our history...

SPHEREA’s origins stretch back over 50 years, to the involvement of Aerospatiale and Sextant in the development of Concorde and the Mirage F1 fighter. In 1996 the test divisions of both companies merged to support France’s Rafale fighter and Leclerc tank programmes. The new entity formed the basis of what was to become SPHEREA, when Airbus Group spun off its test and services division in June 2014 as part of a wider reorganisation.