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Air transport director to visit a regional company

05/04/2013

(From left to right : Thierry Lefebvre (DSAC Centre-Est), Lionel Bessard (Aeroports de Lyon), Frédéric Antras (Aerospace Cluster), Simon Besse (DSAC Centre-Est), david Perret (Eldec France), Paul Schwach (DGAC), Jacques le Guillou (DGAC), Michel Hupays (DSAC Centre-Est)

A delegation of DGAC (French Aviation Authority) led by M Paul Schwach (Deputy General Manager of the civil aviation) visited on april 5th ELDEC France, a local aerospace equipment manufacturer.

During the visit, David Perret, General Manager of Eldec France, showed to the delegation members the technological know-how of its company which has established itself as a partner of Airbus and supplied equipments on all Airbus program. Eldec France employs 48 people (including half of engineers) and exports 70% of its turnover to prestigious clients such as Honeywell, Gulfstream, Bell Helicopter (USA) Agusta Westland, Alenia (Italy), Pilatus (Switzerland). Eldec France develops and produces equipments for embedded systems, proximity sensors and fuel jauging systems.

The second half of the meeting was held in Lyon-Bron airport premises with a presentation of projects led by Aerospace Cluster in Rhône-Alpes. Frédéric Antras, cluster delegate, illustrated Rhône-Alpes industrial success on major programs (Airbus A320, A380 and A350, Boeing B787, Falcon 7 X or even the Bombardier Global 7000/8000) and its research activities for future platforms.

About CRANE AEROSPACE & ELECTRONICS – ELDEC France
Eldec France (Lyon, France) a subsidiary of Crane Co is specialized in design, development and production of full gauging system, proximity detection system and numerous electronic systems. Since 20 years Eldec France is an essential partner of aircraft manufacturers and systems suppliers.