Thales completes the acquisition of Cobham Aerospace Communications, adding global leading position in safety cockpit communications

  • The integration of Cobham Aerospace Communications will strengthen Thales’s avionics portfolio, addressing the major trend towards connected cockpits.
  • Cobham Aerospace Communications is a leading supplier of cutting-edge technologies enabling flexible, integrated and more-autonomous avionics systems to make aviation safer, greener, and more efficient.
  • Cobham Aerospace Communications’ product range notably includes full L-Band satellite communications systems (antennas and transceivers), complete digital audio and radio management solutions and passive antenna systems enabling connectivity, communications & navigation.

Thales has completed the acquisition of Cobham Aerospace Communications, (“AeroComms”), a leading supplier of advanced, ultra-reliable innovative safety cockpit communication and connectivity systems.

This is a major milestone for Thales, complementing and strengthening its avionics portfolio and creating a worldwide player in this market. With 734 employees, of which 190 engineers, AeroComms operates across a well-invested footprint in France, South Africa, USA/Canada, and Denmark. This transaction will create significant value for Thales shareholders in line with the targets communicated in July 2023, when announcing the acquisition.

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