HERMOSILLO, Mexico—Latecoere’s Interconnection Systems Division factory here will supply wiring harnesses for Boeing 737 and 767 aircraft, including both commercial and military variants. It will produce electrical wire bundles and junction boxes for the 737 program, and rack assemblies for the 767.

“Capitalizing on our growing North American presence and building on our first EWIS (electrical wiring interconnection systems) cooperation for the 777X, [this] strengthens [our] business relationship with Boeing and further positions [us] as a strategic EWIS partner for the future,” says Greg Huttner, Latecoere Group Deputy CEO and Interconnection Systems Division CEO.

According to Huttner, Latecoere’s Hermosillo operations is a rational choice for U.S.-based aerospace and defense firms looking for near-shore options. “The 737 MAX’s wiring systems meet a high level of variability to meet the specific needs of airlines,” he points out. “[Our] expertise will be particularly useful in order to lead the successful industrialization of these complex references.”

Latecoere also recently announced that it has sold its EWIS facility in Querétaro, Mexico, to Bombardier. Interconnection systems currently account for 45 percent of Latecoere’s revenue, while 55 percent is derived from aerostructures.