Nexans exhibits total aircraft cable solutions at the Paris Air Show

Paris, June 16, 2009 – Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, is capable of providing the ideal cable solution for virtually any aviation application – from aircraft electrical power and control systems to airfield lighting, right through to passenger terminal infrastructure. Visitors to the Paris Air Show are invited to see how this unique total solutions approach has enabled Nexans to establish its position as a key cable system supplier for aircraft OEMs throughout the world.

  Le Bourget 2009


Reliable cable solutions for civil and military aircraft

Nexans provides the industry’s largest range of aircraft wires and cables for a wide variety of power, control and data applications. Nexans’ OEM customers include: in Europe - Airbus and its subcontractors as well as Dassault, Eurocopter, AgustaWestland and Sukhoi (for the Superjet); in China - the ARJ21 project; in the US - Nexans is a supplier to major military OEMs such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter.

At the Paris Air Show, Nexans is unveiling or revealing a number of new aircraft product ranges developed to meet customer needs for safe, reliable cabling solutions while also ensuring compliance with the latest RoHs and Reach environmental standards. These include fire zone cables for use in nacelle and engine applications together with high speed coaxial and data bus cables for in-flight entertainment and anti-collision system applications. Nexans is also showing its new generation smooth version Mil-Spec cables for military applications that have already been approved by Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

In addition to the new products, Nexans is exhibiting a selection of its well established cable products and solutions including: lightweight aviation hook-up wires; optical fibres for data transmission; a wide variety of Mil-spec cables; special cable assemblies.

Total cabling solutions for airport infrastructure

Nexans’ cabling solutions, and associated services, play a vital role in the design and construction of airport infrastructure and equipment. They include standard and special cables, connectivity and active components for airport infrastructures with applications ranging from key energy and communication networks to cables for airfield ground lighting, baggage handling, bridge cabling, and cables for aircraft power handoff at aircraft parking areas.

Focus on safety and security

An excellent example of the key focus that Nexans places on safety and security is its new fire zone range of EN compliant fire resistant aircraft cables and harnesses that offers a complete range of cable solutions for cabins, nacelles and engines. They are suitable for operating temperatures up to 350°C and can resist maximum flame temperatures up to 1100°C for over 15 minutes. As well as being fire resistant they also resist electrical arc tracking.

Contact on the Nexans stand - Hall 2 – Booth D20

Nexans experts are available on stand to answer any aviation-related cabling questions. To book a meeting in advance please contact Dominique Plaisance, Nexans Communication Manager (Mob : + 33 6 07 86 56 88).

Paris Air Show - Le Bourget
June 15-21, 2009
Hall 2 - Boot #D20

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With energy as the basis of its development, Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems. The Group is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network markets. Nexans addresses a series of market segments from energy, transport and telecom networks to shipbuilding, oil and gas, nuclear power, automotive, electronics, aeronautics, handling and automation. With an industrial presence in 39 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 23,500 people and had sales in 2008 of 6.8 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A. More information on