|This new equipment will serve to the French company for the inspection of very
complex pieces of its new BZ1 helicopter.
Tecnatom reinforces its position in the French market, where it already works for
clients such as Airbus Nantes and Corse Composites Aéronautiques.
Madrid, 23 January 2015.- Daher-Socata, the Aerospace & Defence division of Daher,
has awarded Tecnatom for the supply of a state-of-the-art inspection system. With this
new equipment, the French company will inspect very complex pieces of its new BZ1
helicopter. The system is based on a “twin robots over linear tracks” mechanical
solution, with an additional turn-table and an immersion tank for the specific inspection
of Omegas traps of the Airbus A350, program in which Daher-Socata is also
involved. The inspection system will be located in Tarbes plant (southern France).
Daher-Socata has consolidated both its status as a tier 1 equipment supplier and aircraft
manufacturer in the Aerospace industry. It is a leading company that has facilities
located in Europe, USA and Australia, among others.
Tecnatom thus continues its expansion in the French market, which began four year ago
with the supply to Airbus in Nantes of an ultrasonic inspection system. It has also
provided a second system applied to the inspection of the acoustic panels of the
A320neo, and the novelty in this case is the use of ultrasonic air-coupling
transducers. Also in 2014 acceptance testing was performed on the inspection system
supplied by Tecnatom to Corse Composites Aéronautiques (CCA) for its facilities in
Ajaccio (Corsica). Finally, it has been made a significant improvement and update for
Thales-Alenia of a gantry type inspection system, previously supplied by Tecnatom for
its plant in Cannes.
In 2004, as part of its expansion strategy and business concentration, Tecnatom did
assume the leadership of the French company Metalscan, specialized in ultrasonic
inspection systems and firmly established in France and Italy with a diverse portfolio of
customers belonging to the aerospace sector. Also in 2004, Tecnatom did enter as
majority shareholder in the French company Multi2000 (M2M), which also gave a
strong impetus to its strategy of growth in the European market.
Tecnatom is one of the multinational companies specializing in engineering, present in
32 countries and with more than 50 years of experience in Non Destructive Testing.
Tecnatom Group has managed to position itself as a benchmark company in advanced
engineering services inspection, providing its technology to Airbus, Boeing,
Bombardier and Embraer, the big four western aerospace companies, in addition to the
Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and the Asian COMAC and KAI. In
addition to these major manufacturers Tecnatom systems are found in many others Tier
1 or Tier 2.
The company develops its own state-of-the-art technology in ultrasonic inspection
during the manufacture of aerospace parts and research and development activities in
labs that is permanently updated and improved by RDI activities. Along with its own
technology, comprehensive service and individualized counseling to the client is the
other differential value of Tecnatom in the aerospace industry.
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