Quality Magazine

Leica Geosystems Awarded Cessna Contract

February 1, 2007

UNTERENTFELDEN, SWITZERLAND-The Metrology Division of Leica Geosystems announces Cessna Aircraft Co. (Wichita, KS), a Textron company, has signed a sales contract for eight portable Leica Geosystems coordinate measuring machine systems used for industrial measurement and inspection. The acquisition consists of four Leica LTD840 laser trackers and four Leica LTD640 laser trackers. Cessna is a manufacturer of general aviation airplanes.

Cessna will add mobile, large- volume measurement capabilities to its production floor with the implementation of the laser trackers. Cessna manufactures a broad array of aircraft, from its business jets to freight-hauling and passenger-hauling utility Caravans, to personal and small business single-engine airplanes. The laser trackers will provide an overall quality solution for dimensional verification applications across Cessna’s product lines.

“We are very pleased our laser tracking systems have been selected by Cessna for its multifaceted quality assurance operations in North America,” says Paul Evans, marketing manager for Leica Geosystems North America. Leica Geosystems Laser Tracking systems are used extensively for the construction of aerospace tools, precision alignment of large assemblies, the inspection of airplane production parts and part-mating operations. The Leica LTD840 Laser Tracker can be used to measure a full aircraft or inspect a specific component of a large assembly.