Latécoère Inaugurates Its New Site In India In The Presence Of Its Two Customers Dassault Aviation And Thales at the Aequs Special Economic Zone.
” Latécoère continues to transform itself, in line with the Transformation 2020 plan, and is pursuing its transformation dynamically, which aims to optimize its industrial tool and ensure operational excellence and quality for its customers. “
– Yannick Aswad, CEO of Latécoère
Latécoère inaugurated its new plant in Belagavi in India in the state of Karnataka. This new site completes the Latécoère group harness production system and is expected to reach 300 in 2022.
With a total surface area of 4,400 m2, this new site is dedicated to the manufacture of the main navigation harness of the Falcon 2000 and, eventually, the main octopus of the same aircraft as well as the Thales avionics cabling contract for planes such as the Boeing B777, B737 and Airbus A320 and many airlines (Emirates, British Airways or Qatar).
The first delivery took place in August 2019 to the Latécoère site of Liposthey in France for the finalization of the manufacture of the Falcon 2000 radio navigation electrical harness.
This inauguration opens a new chapter in the history of Latécoère in India, alongside two prestigious names in international aeronautics, Dassault Aviation and Thales.
” Dassault Aviation welcomes the installation of Latécoère in India. This new location illustrates the strong commitment of French companies to contribute to the “Make in India” policy by feeding a sustainable ecosystem that will benefit the entire Indian aviation industry. Following the creation of Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited’s (DRAL) production facility in Mihan, Nagpur, this new step opens the way for India’s positioning as a leading international supplier meeting the best standards in the market sector. Global Aeronautics. “
– Benedict Berger, CEO of Dassault Aviation purchases
” Latécoère is a historic partner of Thales and India plays a key role in the Group’s strategy. The fact that Latécoère has chosen to join us here is therefore a key step, in this country where we continue to support the government’s policy to promote “Make in India” through the Foreign Direct Investment of Thales and our partners, and through a transfer of skills and technology to local businesses. India is essential to our global supply chain and we plan to continue to invest in this vital market for us. “
– Gil Michielin, EVP Avionics Thales