Eurocopter has opened a new maintenance center
in Thailand. Located near Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the
center has received official certification from Thailand's
Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
Eurocopter South East Asia (ESEA),
Eurocopter's subsidiary in Singapore, has made an initial major
investment in the new center, covering new facilities, specialized
tools and qualification training for personnel. Further
investments may be on the horizon as the center's activities
increase and this includes the possible hiring and training of
local Thailand technicians.
"The inauguration of this maintenance center
celebrates the latest link in the network that Eurocopter
continues to build throughout Southeast Asia," declared Dr.
Bernhard Brenner, president of ESEA. "We are continuously
developing our service offer to satisfy our customers by providing
them with products perfectly suited to their current needs."
The maintenance center, registered as Eurocopter
Thailand Branch, is currently certified for the EC120, AS350,
EC130, EC135 and EC155 helicopters. The main activities include
helicopter maintenance and training for Thai pilots and
technicians. A branch of Eurocopter South East Asia, this center
has been set up since June 2009. Being the pioneer and sole
helicopter manufacturer with facilities in Thailand (Bangkok),
Eurocopter is capable to provide turnkey solution to local
customers with prompt service and support.
The first customers to entrust their
helicopters’ maintenance to Eurocopter Thailand Branch are the
operator Advance Aviation, with their two EC130s and EC135 and the
Royal Thai Police with their two EC155s. Royal Thai Police fleet
will reach 5 EC155B1 end of 2010.
Eurocopter has been present in Thailand for
nearly 20 years. Approximately thirty helicopters from
Eurocopter's civil range are currently operating in Thailand.
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