State-of-the art technology and programme center in Buc, France

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 December 2001

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(2001), "State-of-the art technology and programme center in Buc, France", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 73 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2001.12773fab.020

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2001, MCB UP Limited


State-of-the art technology and programme center in Buc, France

State-of-the art technology and programme center in Buc, France

Keywords: TRW Aeronautical Systems, France

TRW Aeronautical Systems (Lucas Aerospace) recently opened its new state-of-the-art Technology & Programme Centre in Buc, France. The new centre has been created to increase the customer focus and competitiveness of TRW Aeronautical Systems' French operations and to integrate its 1999 acquisition of French actuation-manufacturer SAMM, which, the company considers, has escalated it into a leading market position in the supply of flight control actuation. The centre supports helicopter and defence-related programmes and also houses TRW Aeronautical Systems' French head offices.

TRW Aeronautical Systems has invested several million Euro in its new centre, which incorporates a creative and open work environment designed to encourage innovation for its 80 engineers. The centre completely integrates the design, development and test functions in close proximity to accelerate delivery against customer requirements. It also incorporates lean redesign principles and six sigma processes, which significantly increases efficiency and productivity.