Thales to equip over 700 Airbus Single-Aisles in Asia

At the Singapore Airshow, Thales announces a string of successes for its avionics business in 2015. The group will equip a staggering total of over 700 Airbus single-aisle aircraft in Asia.

Thales cements its position as the most successful aerospace systems supplier in Asia with contracts signed with 16 airlines, including China’s Air China and Shenzhen Airlines, India’s GoAir and Singapore’s BOC Aviation.

Singapore is Thales’s primary regional hub for avionics, and handles both production of key systems as well as Repair and Overhaul.

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Locally, the Group manufactures flight control computer displays and electrical systems for Airbus A320’s and A350’s and for Boeing B787’s.

Key contracts signed in 2015 include, in addition to a number of undisclosed airlines, Air China and Shenzhen Airlines choosing Thales TopFlight, Flight Management System (FMS) on a total of 91 Airbus single aisle aircraft. TopFlight FMS was also chosen by Mumbai-based GoAir, one of the fastest growing low cost carriers in India, for their brand new fleet of 72 Airbus A320NEOs.

Singapore-based BOC Aviation, one of Asia’s largest and most successful aircraft leasing groups with aircraft across more than 60 airlines, also chose the Thales FMS for their baseline avionics configuration.

Most of the contracts signed across 2015 also include the Thales Low Range Radio Altimeter (LRRA) and the Thales/ACSS T3CAS surveillance platform, the leader avionics surveillance.

Singapore boasts one of the three global repair hubs for avionics and In-Flight Entertainment systems. It is responsible for a third of Thales’s Avionics repair and overhaul activities worldwide covering the entire Australasian territory.

Asia is the most dynamic and fastest growing market in the world for avionics and it is crucial for Thales to continue to grow it footprint in the region.

The contracts we signed go beyond a simple count of aircraft to be equipped; they are a proof of our strength and capabilities in Asia. 2015 has been a very important year for us and we look forward to delivering on our commitments in the years ahead."
Daniel Malka, Thales VP and General Manager for Avionics Services Worldwide

Source: Thales
Date: Feb 16, 2016