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Perpetuating the memory and the works of the pioneers of aeronautics,

Latécoère Airlines and Aéropostale

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“I have gone over all the calculations again,

they confirm the opinion of the experts:

Our project is unachievable.

The only thing we can do now is:

Achieve it!”

Pierre-Georges Latécoère


Pierre-Georges Latécoère is the creator of airmail and of the intercontinental airlines linking France to Africa and South America, which became l'Aéropostale and then Air France.

Initiator of the Toulouse aeronautics industry, Pierre-Georges Latécoère has produced 80 types of planes and seaplanes, winning 32 world records.

The Latécoère Foundation aims to maintain and promote the memory of aeronautics and its pioneers. By passing on the values of Pierre-Georges Latécoère, it also works to inspire new generations to take up the challenges of the future, including the transition to low-carbon aviation.

The latest news about our activities and events.

Information about our history, aims and structure.

Passing on the values of the pioneers of aeronautics.

The story of Pierre-Georges Latécoère and his works.

Latécoère planes and seaplanes.

Works of art honouring the pioneers of aeronautics.


L’Envol des Pionniers


Museum located on the historic site of the Latécoère factories in Montaudran (Toulouse, France) telling the story of the Latécoère Aéropostale airlines, and its many pioneers.

Flying Latécoère 28 Construction


Reconstruction of a flying Latécoère 28 by the Cercle des Machines Volantes (Compiègne, France). It will be fitted with an original engine.

Raid Latécoère-Aéropostale


Historical Air Raid on the tracks of the airlines created by Pierre-Georges Latécoère. Supporting cultural and solidarity projects in the countries crossed. Pierre-Elzéar Latécoère is honoured to be their patron.

Latécoère 631 MS Flight Simulator


Identical modelling of the Latécoère 631 in MS Flight Simulator, bringing it back to life. Congratulations to Jimmy Battut from BlueMesh for this excellent work.

Atelier WOCS Latécoère Collection


Design of a collection of limited works of art in tribute to the Latécoère aeronautical industry by Atelier WOCS (Geneva, Switzerland): Dunes | Latécoère 300, Overseas | Latécoère 521 and Eden | Latécoère 631.

Les Ailes de Yoan


Participation in the Raid Latécoère-Aéropostale 2022 by a crew of Yoan's friends, whom they met at the Air France cadet pilot school, to honour his memory and realise his dream.

Latécoère Explorer Prize


The Latécoère Explorer prize is awarded by a committee of 8 explorers, including Bertrand Piccard and led by Laurence de La Ferrière.

Hydraviation Museum


Located on the legendary site of the former Latécoère base in Biscarrosse (France), the Hydraviation Museum of Biscarrosse traces the history of the seaplane.

Static Latécoère 28 Construction


Reconstruction of a static Latécoère 28 by the Association Laté 28 at Montaudran (Toulouse, France), on the site where it was originally built. Pierre-Elzéar Latécoère is proud to be its honorary president.

Rallye Toulouse – Saint-Louis


Air rally created in 1983 on the historic route of the Latécoère and Aéropostale airlines. With more than 10,000 km of route, this competition has become the largest regular air rally in the world.

Mermoz Challenge


Designing and building a hydrogen-powered drone capable of crossing the South Atlantic, following Jean Mermoz's historic route, without emitting any CO2.

Poste Restante Léna d'Azy


Set in the form of sound and light models created by visual artist Cécile Lena, "Poste Restante" features seven stopovers evoking the epic of l'Aéropostale, ending in a real Latécoère aircraft cockpit.

Les Amis de l’Envol des Pionniers


Association whose aim is to bring together the families of the pioneers of aeronautics. Pierre-Elzéar Latécoère is proud to be its honorary president.

Pierre-Georges Latécoère Prize


The "Pierre-Georges Latécoère" prize is awarded by the Foundation Board to an aviation-related project that reflects the values of the Foundation.

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