About Sonaca

Sonaca is one of the world leaders in development, manufacturing, assembly and detailed parts supply within the aeronautical sector. Its core competencies are spread within civil, military and space markets. Lastly its 3,500 employees work from 6 different countries to serve major OEMs and super tier-ones.

Sonaca has a long-lasting outstanding track record in design & built and built to print, together combined with one-stop shop industrial capabilities specialized in metallic and composite supplies. 

Sonaca can offer the best price combination with the latest automation technologies, low cost country manufacturing facilities and worldwide engineering offices.

Sonaca, widely recognized by its customers for its best-in-class performances, also has engaged significant investments to reach 4.0 industry while materializing sustainable transformation towards decarbonation. Thanks to its global footprint, Sonaca is close to customers, accompanying them from early design stages to in-service support, focusing on reducing overall costs.


  • Yves Delatte

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Steve Sciarrabone

    Technical Director

  • Xavier Carnoy

    Chief Finance and Strategy Officer

  • Laurent Troquet

    Chief Procurement Officer

  • Jean-François Vranken

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Yannick Rongvaux

    Chief Information Officer

  • Michel Princen

    Chief Quality Officer

  • Kevin Goossens

    CEO LMI Aerospace

  • François Pirard

    Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Thierry Duesberg

    SVP Military and Defence

  • Dominique Zeoli

    Chief Program and Services Officer

  • Thibault Carrier

    Chief Commercial Officer

Board of directors Sonaca

The Board of Directors is composed of representatives of company shareholders: the Walloon Region and the federal government of Belgium.

The Board is currently composed of eleven directors and one observer.
It is chaired by Yves Prete and daily management is ensured by Yves Delatte.

  • Yves Prete


  • Yves Delatte

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Denis Ronday SFPI

    Non-Executive Director

  • Michaël Vanloubbeeck SFPI

    Non-Executive Director

  • Virginie Dufrasne

    Non-Executive Director

  • Charles Champion

    Non-Executive Director

  • Amaury Bertholomé

    Non-Executive Director

  • Marc Denève

    Non-Executive Director

  • Cédric du Monceau

    Non-Executive Director

  • Grégoire Dupuis

    Non-Executive Director

  • Renaud Moens Igretec

    Non-Executive Director

  • Jean Leblon

    Non-Executive Director

  • Olivier Vanderijst Sparaxis

    Non-Executive Director

  • Sarah Krins






To align its entities under one Sonaca brand, Sonaca has renamed LMI Aerospace to Sonaca North America, including LMI Aerospace and Sonaca Montreal.


Sonaca has acquired LMI Aerospace. 



2016 : Opened Sonaca Aircraft manufacturing line.

2016 : Acquired AST GMBH, Sonaca Space now

2014 : Expanded its activities in Romania (Sonaca Transilvania).

2011 : Opened assembly line in Tianjin, China

2003 : Acquired NMF, now Sonaca Montreal

2003 : Developed its strategic presence in Brazil

Sonaca North America

2012 : Acquired Valent, Inc.

2012 : Acquired TASS, Inc.

2009 : Acquired Intec, Inc.

2007 : Acquired D3 Technologies, Inc.

2006 : Opened manufacturing center in Mexicali, Mexico.

2001 : Acquired Versaform Corporation, Southern Stretch Forming and Fabrication, Inc.

2001 : Acquired Tempco Engineering.



Sonaca started as a flight school company in Gosselies, Belgium.

1948Sonaca North America

Founded as a manufacturer of aircraft components.