LH Aviation takes over Infotron, the French drone specialist

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LH Aviation & Infotron, advised by Magellan Industries, signed a memorandum of understanding for the acquisition of 100% of Infotron’s equity by LH Aviation, the Melun-based light mission aviation specialist.

This operation will enable the two companies to create a group unique in Europe, combining aerospace know-how of the aircraft manufacturer and the technological excellence of the drone designer, which successfully markets the IT180, a vertical take-off drone, all over the world.

Complementary know-hows

This merger naturally fits into the development policies of those two companies: they have chosen to combine their respective expertise to expand their offer and thus better meet the expectations of their rapidly-expanding markets.

Their common innovation culture and their willingness to offer cost-effective solutions open up new prospects at a time of tight budgetary arbitration.

Identical philosophies of work will foster synergies and emulation across teams, for the benefit of a greater responsiveness and a better performance.

In the short term, the new group will propose, on top of its mission airplanes, a complete 100%-French professional drone range, ranging from mini-UAV rotorcraft to the fixed wing tactical drone, thus meeting their customer demands both on the emerging civilian and on the existing military markets.

LH Aviation & Infotron are members of the ASTech Pôle de compétitivité.

About:

INFOTRON

Specializes in the development and marketing of helicopter-type vertical take-off drones. A team of engineers expert in the fields of wireless telecommunications and aeronautics designs the complex solutions required by this type of air vectors.

The DGA, the French army buyer, elected INFOTRON was as the most innovative SME in 2012.

For more information: www.infotron.fr

LH AVIATION

Sébastien Lefebvre, then a young 23 year-old engineer, started in 2004 the Seine-et-Marne-based SME. In less than 10 years, LH Aviation achieved full recognition as a French aircraft manufacturer, and now target the worldwide air surveillance market.

Their flagship product, the LH-10 Ellipse, is a full-carbon two-seater airplane, adaptable to multiple missions, and is considered the best performing mission light aircraft in the market. It offers an innovative, ecological and economic answer to the needs of the global light aviation market.

For more information: www.lhaviation.com

MAGELLAN INDUSTRIES

An investment fund specializing in aerospace, they have been partners of LH Aviation in its development over the last 3 years.