"The primary mission of the Openîmes Agency is the creation of jobs within its two sectors of excellence
This is done by facilitating the detection of new prospects and then accompanying them in their establishment and development in the Nîmes Metropolitan area."

Michel MATHIEU,Chairman of the Openîmes Métropole Agency,
Managing Director of LCL

The airport

The Nîmes airport is today one of the leading aircraft maintenance centres in France as well as a major centre for training in aeronautical and aviation professions.

Representing a real economic catalyst, Nîmes airport accounts for more than 750 civil aviation and 2,000 military aviation jobs. It boasts runway facilities worthy of the largest international airports:

  • a 2,440 x 45 m runway open 24/7;
  • 25,000 m² of aprons;
  • a terminal that can accommodate more than 800,000 passengers per year;
  • several daily connections to Great Britain, Belgium and Morocco (200,000 passengers/year).

Location: near the Mitra business park, directly accessible by the Nîmes-Garons motorway interchange.
Surface area: 500 hectares.
Companies present on site: Sabena technics, AVDEF – Aviation Défense Service, Airways Formation – Flying school, etc.

The civil security base was inaugurated in March 2017 by the General Directorate for Civil Defence and Crisis Management (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises, DGSCGC) of the French Ministry of the Interior. This base brings together all of France’s airborne resources for fighting forest fires and responding to major disasters.

The establishment of the base confirms the predominant place that the Nîmes Metropolitan area holds in terms of civil security.

Discover the national project : BASECAMP, THE FRENCH CENTRE FOR CIVIL SECURITY

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