On 14 June, an official ceremony at Airbus in Bremen Germany, marked delivery of the first A350 XWB wing harnesses, and teams drew hearty congratulations for their work.
RECOGNISED KNOW-HOW IN ELECTRICAL HARNESSES
Delivery to Airbus, within the agreed deadline, of the first wing harnesses for the A350 XWB program once again spotlights the know-how of LATelec's teams. For 29 months, LATelec worked on developing the harnesses. Development teams were split among three sites: Toulouse in France, Filton in England and Bremen in Germany ; Assembly and testing were carried out at LATelec's factory in Liposthey, in the Bordeaux region.
Each A350 XWB wing assembly includes 40 electrical harnesses. "The harnesses consist of more than 3,000 electrical connexions, with 21 km of wiring", explains Benoit Rouanet, LATelec GmbH Manager.
In March, LATelec delivered to Airbus the first onboard avionic racks as well as cockpit control panels (CCP) for the first A350 XWB.
François Bertrand, CEO of Latécoère group, declares that he is "proud and happy to deliver today these first electrical wing harnesses for the A350 XWB. They symbolise LATelec's know-how and its commitment to the A350 XWB program. This complex development was led by our teams, working closely with Airbus' technical teams in three countries".
LATelec was founded in 1998 and is a fully owned subsidiary of Latécoère group. It is recognised as the second largest player worldwide in onboard wiring and the top player in onboard avionic racks. The company builds complex, high technology assemblies for aeronautics, space and military applications. Thanks to its industrial organisation, LATelec offers its customers a global range of products and services, including research, development, industrialisation, production and customer support.
Latécoère is a tier 1 partner to major international aircraft manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault and Embraer), in all segments of the aeronautical market (commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft), specializing in three fields:Aerostructures (59% of total revenue): fuselage sections and doors. Interconnexion systems (27% of total revenue): onboard wiring, electrical harnesses and avionics bays. Engineering and Services (14% of total revenue): design, stress analysis and definition of industrial products - design, manufacturing & maintenance of tooling and special assemblies.
The Group employs 4,175 people, in 9 countries.
Latécoère had total consolidated revenues of €575.6 million in 2011 and as of December 31, 2011 its order book stood at €2.2 billion (based on a USD/EUR exchange rate of 1.35).
Latécoère, a French corporation (société anonyme) with capital of €17,219,994 divided into 8,609,997 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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