Latécoère, through its Interconnection Systems division, the No. 2 global supplier of onboard wiring harnesses for the aeronautics industry and No. 1 global supplier of onboard external video systems, and Sabena technics (TAT Group), a leading French independent provider of aeronautics maintenance services, have set up a partnership for the supply and retrofit of HD external cameras.
Under its MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) contracts, Sabena technics offers airlines the opportunity to upgrade their Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 fleets by offering Latécoère's camera system for inflight passenger entertainment.
As part of the modernisation of all its A330 cabins, Air Caraïbes has already chosen the Latécoère-Sabena technics partnership to offer all its customers this next-generation passenger entertainment system.
The Latécoère Interconnection Systems solution offers passengers a novel and unrivalled experience by providing a real-time immersive view of all flight sequences, including take-off and landing. Today, optional modules such as video inlay of points of interest and augmented reality provide innovative solutions developed to meet customer needs.
The HD external cameras will be installed by Sabena technics in all A330 and B777 configurations. All aircraft, regardless of whether they are already fitted with a camera, can benefit from the latest technological advances with minimum time and effort.
This partnership is positioned in a maintenance and aeronautics services market that is poised for strong growth, with the number of aircraft expected to double by 2035.
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), specialising in two fields:
- Aerostructures (61% of total revenue): fuselage sections and doors.
- Interconnexion systems (39% of total revenue): onboard wiring, electrical harnesses and avionics bays.
At 31 December 2017, Latécoère employed 4,451 people in 10 different countries. Latécoère, a French corporation (société anonyme) with capital of €189,489,904 divided into 94,744,952 shares with a par value of €2 per share, is listed on Euronext Paris - Compartment B. ISIN codes: FR0000032278 - Reuters: LAEP.PA - Bloomberg: LAT.FP