Latécoère has just inaugurated a 4,400 square meters factory in Belagavi, India, to support Dassault Aviation on the Falcon 2000 and complete the Thales avionics cabling contract.
On September 10, Latécoère inaugurated its new factory in Belagavi, India, in the state of Karnataka. With a total surface area of 4,400 square meters, this new site is dedicated to the manufacture of the main radio-navigation harness of the Falcon 2000 and, eventually, the main octopus of the same aircraft. Latécoère thus supports Dassault Aviation, which began the production of the Falcon 2000's nose cone at its Indian site in Nagpur. The aim is to get to a complete production and assembly of a Falcon 2000 in India. Latécoère’s Belagavi site will also carry out the Thales avionics cabling contract for aircraft such as the Boeing B777, B737 and Airbus A320 and numerous airlines (Emirates, British Airways and Qatar). Currently employing 70 people, the new plant is expected to reach 300 employees by 2022.