Toulouse, Occitanie

Formerly installed in temporary premises in Rangueil within the Toulouse University Campus, the IRT Saint Exupery is henceforth, since February 2018, located at Toulouse Montaudran Aerospace, in the flagship building: the B612. It is a technical and symbolic building that will be a hub of R&T research for Toulouse.

The B612 was built as part of a 21 million euro project, co-financed by Toulouse Métropole, the Conseil général de la Haute-Garonne and the Occitanie region. This building is a pioneer in the development of a large new campus where new emblematic facilities related to Aeronautics and Space are also foreseen in the near future.


B612 is the name of the asteroid which Le Petit Prince came from, in the tale of the writer and pioneer of the Aeropostal: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This work, poetic and philosophic, is steeped of values which are part of the vocation of B612: a unique place of visibility, meetings, wealth of ideas and project to innovate, create and develop tomorrow’s tools and applications.

With the kind permission of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry-d’Agay estate.



  • 24 000 m2
  • including 4000 m2
  • and 7000 m2 houses 9 technologic platforms

Key dates

  • March 6, 2018: Visit Premier of Quebec
  • June 25, 2018: Inauguration of B612 Building
  • Ocotober 11, 2018: IRT’s Forum


  • 250 Researchers/Engineers
  • 40 Experts
  • 42 PhD Students

Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine

The IRT in Bordeaux is located at the heart of the dynamic Bordeaux-Talence Arts et Metiers ParisTech (ENSAM) campus, where it can benefit from the the very latest in dedicated aerospace facilities close by. The 3,000m2 building has been constructed at a cost of 10 million euros, with support from Safran, Europe’s FEDER, the engineering school and ENSAM itself, along with the Bordeaux and Nouvelle Aquitaine regional authorities.