Thai signs contract with Airbus to maintain its new A380 fleet

Thai Airways International (Bangkok) has signed a “Flight Hour Services – Tailored Support Package” contract with Airbus to provide aircraft inventory and maintenance support for its A380 fleet.

The contract, which will run for 15 years, provides an extensive scope of A380 line replaceable units and spare parts availability, component repairs, logistics services, and tools availability, as well as APU and nacelle services to Thai Airways. A dedicated Airbus on-site team will assist Thai Airways’ daily spares management ensuring reliable on-time aircraft operations.

Thai is one of the longest standing Airbus customers in Asia, having ordered its first A300B4 in April 1977, and today operates almost 50 Airbus aircraft. The airline will become the ninth operator of the A380 when it takes delivery of its first A380 (pictured) in the third quarter of 2012. Thai has firm orders for six A380s and will operate the aircraft on its premier routes from Bangkok to Europe.

Copyright Photo: Clement Alloing. The first Thai A380 is pictured at Toulouse. Airbus will make any necessary modifications before delivery.

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