Nov 17, 2022
At the 14th Airshow China in Zhuhai, Sichuan Haite High-tech Co., Ltd. (HAITE) and Thales signed an industrial collaboration agreement for avionics repair and maintenance services on November 9th, 2022. Through this agreement, Thales will collaborate with HAITE on workload sharing, technical manuals, test software and equipment provision. This milestone marks the new chapter for both parties’ cooperation on MRO business, demonstrating Thales’ engagement in the local authorized MRO network expansion to enable better service for Chinese aviation customers.
At the signing ceremony, Mr. Li Biao, Chairman of HAITE Group commented, "As the first listed company in domestic civil aviation MRO market, HAITE has always valued the communication with OEMs. The signing of this agreement reflects both parties' confidence in our future cooperation prospect, which will also benefit HAITE's business development. We look forward to collaborating with Thales to provide our customers with higher-quality and more efficient aircraft component repair services."
“Deeply rooted in China for more than 40 years, Thales has become a trusted partner for the Chinese aerospace industry.” Mr. Thierry Weulersse, CEO of Thales in China, said at the ceremony, "This agreement demonstrates HAITE’s trust in Thales and our long-term commitment to the Chinese market. We look forward to supporting the growth of local industry players with our expertise, and jointly boosting the high-quality development of China's civil aviation market."
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“Through this new partnership with HAITE, Thales further expands its authorized MRO network in China to give local companies a leading edge. It enables us to better support our Chinese customers and in serving the aviation MRO market, by leveraging our inherent advantages as an OEM.” added Eric Huber, Vice President of Thales Aviation Global Services.