SINGAPORE 2016: 700 aircraft in Asia to be equipped with Thales avionics

tThales has used the Singapore Airshow to announce that due to to a string of successes throughout 2015 the group is set to install its avionics solutions on a total of over 700 single-aisle Airbus aircraft in Asia.ttSingapore is Thales’s primary regional hub for avionics which handles both production of key systems as well as repair and overhaul. Locally, the group manufactures flight control computer displays and electrical systems for Airbus A320s and A350s as well as Boeing 787s. The Singapore hub is responsible for a third of Thales’s Avionics repair and overhaul activities worldwide.ttThe company now has contracts with 16 airlines in Asia including GoAir and BOC Aviation. Key contracts signed in 2015 include, in addition to a number of undisclosed airlines, those with Air China and Shenzhen Airlines.ttAir China, GoAir, and Shenzhen Airlines have all chosen to install Thales’s TopFlight Flight Management System (FMS). Singapore-based BOC Aviation, with aircraft across more than 60 airlines, has selected the Thales FMS for its baseline avionics configuration.tt"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," Daniel Malka, VP and general manager for avionics services worldwide, Thales, commented. “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.”ttThe company claims most of the contracts signed across 2015 also include the Thales Low Range Radio Altimeter (LRRA) and the Thales/ACSS T3CAS surveillance platform.

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