As Global Air Travel Resumes, Regional Customers in Asia can rely on Thales to Support their Needs for Avionics Repair and Maintenance

As countries reopen their borders and air travel slowly resumes, the need for a reliable MRO partner becomes more important than ever. In Asia, Thales is proud to support airlines and other partners in their journey to recovery.

As a testament to Thales’ strong capabilities in premium repair and maintenance services, Thales announces several contracts with prominent airlines and partners in the region.

In Singapore, SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC), a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, and one of Asia’s leading MRO providers recently appointed Thales as their preferred repair services supplier for all Thales avionics equipment fitted on all SIAEC’s customer fleets. The proximity of Thales’ repair centre in Singapore and high-standard of excellence will benefit SIAEC’s customers over the next four years.

In China, long-term agreements have recently been signed with MRO companies Ameco and Chendu Huatai. Thales will provide premium repair services from our avionics repair centre located in Beijing, as well as technical support and technical documentation with digital access for Ameco’s and Huatai’s in-house maintenance needs.

Singapore is one of the world’s leading aerospace MRO hubs, accounting for 10% of global MRO output and employing more than 22,000 people locally. Thales has a long history in avionics production and MRO in Singapore establishing its operations in the early 1980s to support the expansion of Airbus in the Asia region. With more than 40 years in the Region, Thales has grown from strength to strength, providing Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) for commercial avionics and Inflight Entertainment (IFE) and Connectivity equipment, as well as parts production for commercial avionics. 

Based in Singapore, Thales’ Aviation Global Services (AGS) business is a one-stop service centre for all airline customers and partners. From maintenance and technical support, to training, parts trading and line maintenance including digital tools and assets, Thales is supporting the aerospace ecosystem with innovative and comprehensive solutions to help passengers regain confidence in flying, and keep fleets in top shape. Thales has consistently been ranked in the top positions of Airbus’ yearly Supplier Ranking for Services, with On-Time Delivery (OTD) rates exceeding 95%.

Thales is an established MRO supplier for the industry. We are in a great position to support companies in the aerospace sector for their traditional avionics repair needs, as travellers pick up the pace of flying again. In addition, Thales has a broad portfolio of other businesses, many of which are in digital technologies. We remain on-hand to support our customers’ and partners’ needs in Asia, including cybersecurity services for airlines helping them train their people and protect their operations, as the industry evolves in a post-pandemic future.”  

François PIOLET, Vice-President and General Manager,
Thales Aviation Global Services, Asia.

About Thales 

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organisations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.

Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020 the Group generated sales of €17 billion.