July 26 2019  |  Partnerships, Collaborations & Acquisitions

Latécoère acquires ACS monitor business

By PAX International

Earlier this month, Latécoère announced they are moving to acquire the monitor business of Aircraft Cabin Systems (ACS).

Created in 1999, ACS is a major monitor supplier for the aeronautics sector. The group holds more than 100 certifications on products dedicated to inflight entertainment, and its monitors, ranging from six to 80 inches, are tailor-made and include high-tech features such as HD, 4K and various types of connectivity. They are produced in small series for a wide number of aircraft, including business jets as well as Airbus and Boeing programs.

This transaction allows Latécoère’s Interconnection Systems division to expand its existing range of video systems with high-quality products and to offer its customers the systems entire value chain, from the camera to the passenger or cockpit screen.

Yannick Assouad, Latécoère CEO, said in a statement: “This transaction allows us to complete our product range in the aircraft cabin sector, while strengthening our footprint in the United States, as close as possible to our customers. We also intend to expand our business jet market share by offering a tailor-made global solution to our most demanding customers.”

The transaction, subject to customary approvals, is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.

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