Thales to sub-contract IFE manufacture to Malaysia

Celestica Malaysia has been selected to carry out the complete manufacturing, assembly and final testing of airborne displays for the latest generation of Thales’ IFE system.

This Pre-Industrial Collaboration Program Agreement (Pre-ICP Agreement) is a result of a thorough negotiation between the Technology Depository Agency (TDA) and Thales for the sub-contracting project.

Thales and Celestica will deliver 27% content localisation by 2021, and 32% by 2023, but the Government of Malaysia through TDA hopes Thalés would increase the ratio to 60% by 2023.

Pictured: Finance Minister, YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng together with His Excellency Frederic Laplanche, French Ambassador to Malaysia. TDA was represented by Dato’ Zailani Safari, Chief Executive Officer and Thales was represented by Frederique Miller, Vice President South East Asia.

Written by: Alexander Preston

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