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NDT.net Issue - 2015-02 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2015-02
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

DAHER-SOCATA Chooses TECNATOM and Acquires A State-Of The-Art Inspection System

Tecnatom S.A.94, Madrid, Spain

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.

About Tecnatom
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.

For more information, please contact to:
Celia Ruiz +34 954 62 27 27 / + 34 654 74 64 73

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