This new area of business will allow it to produce an extra 5-10% in revenue per year.
The Normandy-based company is continuing its climb by becoming a certified repair centre for headsets, as well as other aviation products such as flight instruments and microphones. It will also be able to work on its competitors headsets. This new area will allow it to produce an extra 5-10% in revenue per year.
The SME based in Bayeux, France, is also taking advantage of the Airshow to show off the prototype of its light-technology (Li-Fi) communication headset. As the Director of Factem, Alain Dulac, notes, “this is a CleanSky project focused around development for aviation with a single pilot.” The headset’s function is to transmit information on the physiological condition of the pilot. It could be ready within three to four years from now,” he adds.
This project overseen by Airbus is operating in partnership with French lab XLIM and Scottish company PureLifi. In the meantime, Factem has just begun production of its new headset, the FL20. The first deliveries to Airbus will be made in early July 2019. The company predicts as well that it will extend its setup to 1,200m² over two floors. The investment could be in the range of €1.8-2m.