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Airbus sells Laupheim site to Diehl/Thales

Diehl and Thales have signed a contract for the purchase of Airbus' site in Laupheim. From October 1st, all operational business and assets of the Laupheim site will be transferred to Diehl/Thales.

The Airbus plant in Laupheim employs a total of 1,100 employees and has currently an annual revenue base of 240 million Euros. It produces cabin linings, crew-compartments and air ducts for all Airbus products (A320 Family, A330/A340 Family and A380).

"The sale of Laupheim is an important element in our restructuring programme Power8. It is beneficial for Airbus, our colleagues at Laupheim and our partner Diehl/Thales", said Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO. "It will further strengthen our ability to concentrate on our core business while at the same time creating a strong supplier for major cabin components", he added.

The transaction is subject to confirmation by the anti-trust authorities. The contract with Diehl/Thales also includes major A350 XWB cabin work-packages such as the crew rest compartments and the complete cabin lining, including cabin ceiling and sidewall panels as well as overhead bins. Supply contracts will be Dollar-based.

Press release issued by Airbus S.A.S. on August 1, 2008


 Contact details from our directory:
Airbus S.A.S. Airframer
Diehl Aerospace GmbH Cabin Lighting, Engine Controls, Onboard Computers, Emergency Lighting Systems, Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD), Position/Displacement Detectors, Airborne Electrical Power Supplies, Aircraft & Helicopter Controllers, Automatic Flight Control Systems, LCD Displays, Electronic Control Equipment, Sensors/Transducers, Non-Electronic Control Equipment, Aircraft Exterior Lighting Systems, Aircraft Interior Lighting Systems, Onboard Airport Navigation Systems, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Control Panels, Flap/Slat Mechanisms, Landing Gear Controls, Fuel Control Systems, Inverters, Cabin Heaters, Power Conversion Equipment, Power Distribution Equipment
Thales Avionics S.A. Inertial Components & Systems, GPS, Head-Up Displays, LCD Displays, AC/DC Generators, Inflight Entertainment, Avionics Management Systems, Flight Management Systems, Onboard Computers, Radar/Radio Altimeters, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Electronic Control Equipment, Onboard Airport Navigation Systems, FLIR Systems, Tacan Receivers, Multi-Mode Receivers (MMR), Pitot Tubes, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, Control Panels, Radar Transponders, Angle of Attack Indicators, Emergency Locator Transmitters, Autopilots, Cockpit Printers, Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD), Transceivers, Air Data Computers, Radio Communications Equipment, IFF Interrogators


 Related aircraft programs:
Airbus A380
Airbus A350 XWB
Airbus A330
Airbus A320


 Related directory sectors:
Cabin Interiors

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