The ceremonies marking the delivery of doors and fuselage sections of the 1000th EJet were held in the presence of Embraer representatives and major suppliers, on April 5th in the Latecoere Letov factory of Prague and on April 19th in the Jacarei plant of Latecoere Do Brazil.
The contract for the development and delivery of the two fuselage sections on either side of the wings and all doors (passenger, services, cargo and emergency exits) was signed in 1999 between Embraer and Latecoere. After a development phase carried out partlyin Embraer plant in Sao Jose Dos Campos, the first deliveries were done in 2001 for the 170 version. This phase was followed by the development and deliveries of 190, 175 and 195 versions. Today teams from Latecoere Group in Toulouse, Prague and Jacarei (Brazil) are working for the Ejet program. The Jacarei plant, which employs 350 people, was built to carry out the assembly of fuselage sections according to initial commitments.
François Bertrand, CEO of Latecoere said that he is "very pleased today to deliver these doors and fuselage sections of the 1000th EJet. This Ejet program is a success that we are proud to participate in as leading provider of aerostructures. The Latecoere Group collaboration with Embraer teams is exemplary in all respects. "
Latécoère is a tier 1 partner to major international aircraft manufacturers (Airbus, Embraer, Dassault, Boeing and Bombardier), in all segments of the aeronautical market (commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft), specializing in three fields:
- Aerostructures (60% of total revenue): fuselage sections and doors.
- Interconnexion systems (27% of total revenue): onboard wiring, electrical harnesses and avionics bays.
- Engineering and Services (13% of total revenue): design, stress analysis and definition of industrial products - design, manufacturing & maintenance of tooling and special assemblies.
The Group employed as of December 31, 2012 4,288 people, in 10 countries.
Latécoère had total consolidated revenues of ¤643.6 million in 2012 and as of December 31, 2012 its order book stood at ¤2.1 billion (based on a USD/EUR exchange rate of 1.35).
Latécoère, a French corporation (société anonyme) with capital of ¤18,648,038 divided into 9,324,019 shares with a par value of ¤2 per share is listed on Euronext Paris - Compartment C.
ISIN code: FR0000032278 - Reuters code: LAEP.PA - Bloomberg code: LAT.FP
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