As a “Tier 1” international partner of the world’s major aircraft manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer…), Latécoère serves aerospace with innovative solutions for a sustainable world.
The Group is active in all segments of the aeronautics industry (commercial, regional, business and military aircraft), in two areas of activity:
• Aerostructures (46% of turnover): aircraft doors (worldwide independent leader) and fuselage sections,
• Interconnection Systems (54% of turnover): wiring (#2 worldwide for aeronautics, #1 in Europe for space), avionics racks (#1 worldwide) and on-board equipment.
As of December 31, 2021, the Group employed 4,764 people in 14 different countries.
A major player in the aeronautics industry, the Group stands out for its ability to innovate. Drawing on its unique and world-recognised expertise, Latécoère works across the entire value chain. Design, manufacturing, assembly, installation and MRO: Latécoère aims for excellence and performance across the board.
As an international leader in the field, Latécoère supports its prestigious customers in developing major aeronautics programmes.
For example, we manufacture the doors for the A320, but also those for the 787 and the 777F. Our racks and harnesses equip the A320, A350 and A400M. Our solutions are proven. That is why we regularly win new contracts, both with major OEMs and with disruptive players.
At the end of 2016, Latécoère announced that its Design Organisation Approval (DOA) extension had been granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) within the framework of extending the scope of its activities.
The extension applies to minor modifications, major modifications (STC: Supplemental Type Certificate), and aircraft repairs (“large aircraft”). It therefore includes electrical systems, avionics systems, structures, doors and hydromechanical systems.
This Design Organisation Approval is an official recognition of the Group’s technical expertise and know-how in embedded systems integration. In particular, it means that the Latécoère Group can integrate embedded equipment (Cockpit Door Surveillance Systems, Landscape Camera Systems, etc.) and thus provide its customers with all-inclusive solutions.
To ensure quality and meet lead times across the logistics chain, the Group deploys a quality management system compliant with ISO 9001 and EN 9100 certification across all its activities. This promotes continuous improvement at Latécoère and encourages employees to feel involved in the Group’s success.