TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global
provider of innovative electronics manufacturing services (EMS), has been
selected by Thales to manufacture products for the Boeing 787 aircraft in
support of the Thales TopSeries In-flight Entertainment system.
Under the expanded agreement, Celestica will participate as part of the
new product introduction team and, ultimately, will provide fully tested new
video displays and electronic boxes to Thales. These components are part of
Thales' cabin system for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner(TM) aircraft. Production is
scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2007.
Celestica has been a major Thales supplier of cabin video displays since
2005, and a key partner in the company's growth in the in-flight entertainment
marketplace. In the cockpit avionics business, Celestica is also involved in
the Thales Aerospace Division "Together 08" improvement program to develop a
long-term vision of partnership.
"Throughout our relationship, Celestica has demonstrated a strong record
of manufacturing performance to become a Thales partner," said Alain Darius,
Vice President of the Thales In-flight Entertainment Technical Business Unit.
"We are pleased to continue to work with Celestica."
"We're dedicated to providing Thales with the best combination of
technical support and manufacturing capacity through our global network," said
Pete Lindgren, Senior Vice President, Industry Markets, Celestica. "Our
Aerospace and Defense Centers of Excellence in Arden Hills, Minnesota and
Kulim, Malaysia are focused on providing best-in-class services that ensure
airline customers have the ultimate travel experience with Thales In-flight
Celestica is dedicated to providing innovative electronics manufacturing
services that accelerate our customers' success. Through our efficient global
manufacturing and supply chain network, we deliver competitive advantage to
companies in the computing, communications, consumer, industrial, and
aerospace and defense end markets. Our employees share a proud history of
proven expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the
flexibility to overcome any challenge.
About Celestica Aerospace Technologies Corporation
Celestica Aerospace Technologies Corporation is a U.S. company providing
advanced electronics manufacturing and supply chain services to the aerospace
and defense industries. With manufacturing capability in the Americas, Europe
and Asia, our mission is to enhance the competitive performance of aerospace
and defense companies through a broad range of technology services - including
the design, manufacture and support of high-reliability electronics systems
that provide operational control, monitoring, communications, and information
superiority in rigorous military and aerospace environments.
Celestica Aerospace Technologies Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Celestica, a provider of innovative electronics manufacturing services with
more than 40,000 employees, over 30 locations in 16 countries worldwide, and
2006 revenues of US$8.8 billion.
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