emerging idea

In the 1980s, the Canton Vaud Council had the vision to operate civil flights from Payerne military airfield. A decade later, Payerne Air Base was the first to add value to the region by creating job opportunities. Then, the political authorities explored the major asset that business aviation represented for the region’s economy. The Aeropole project took shape, with the aim to develop the region via the airport and the technology park. In 2013, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) granted the rights to operate the airport, to the Communauté régionale de la Broye (COREB).



In 2010, the military airport of Payerne wrote an important chapter in aviation history by hosting the very first test flight of Solar Impulse, the iconic solar-powered aircraft. Payerne made a significant contribution to the development and validation of this revolutionary technology, showcasing Switzerland’s commitment to sustainable aerospace innovation.


First company

In 2015, Groupe E became the first company to establish its presence on Aeropole 2, leading to the creation of 40 jobs in the region.

Groupe E, apart from being an electricity producer and distributor, stands out for its comprehensive, intelligent, and sustainable energy solutions. As a leader in the field, Groupe E offers innovations and services that address current energy needs while promoting the transition to a more sustainable future.



In 2016, Payerne celebrated the inauguration of its civilian tarmac, marking a new milestone in the airport’s development. That same year, the airport welcomed its first business flight.

SolarStratos chose Payerne as its home base. The following year, it carried out its first test flight, which was a resounding success.


150 new jobs

The Boschung Group decided to set up in Payerne, creating 150 jobs in the region. This move marked a major turning point for the Payerne Technology Park as it begins its ascent.

Boschung is a major player in surface maintenance, with particular expertise in the airport sector. Through its innovative solutions, the Boschung Group contributes to ensuring the safety and performance of airport infrastructure, providing an optimal experience for passengers and airlines.


Creation of the company

In order to maintain this pace of development, the town of Payerne and COREB jointly founded swiss Aeropole SA on 19 June 2017. The company’s mission is to oversee the airport’s operations and develop the technology and business park.

Today, the Municipality of Payerne and COREB remain the sole shareholders of swiss Aeropole SA, demonstrating their continued commitment to the development and growth of the region.


Payerne Airport

The Payerne Airport building is inaugurated in 2019. The premises are divided into two distinct parts. The first, owned by the municipality of Payerne, is composed of the business terminal and 3,000m2 of office space available for rent, specially designed for the business park’s companies. The second, owned by Anura SA, mainly comprises hangars for business jets.

These premises play a crucial role in accelerating the growth of the business park

with immediately available rental space, as well as a significant increase in air traffic due to increase business jets  flights and the new services offered by Speedwings FBO.

Today, there are many exciting projects underway, and bright prospects for further development. However, our priority remains to satisfy and support the companies already present, while seizing the promising growth opportunities that lie ahead.