Wed, 7 Feb 2018

Airbus and TAI to Support Royal Thai Armed Forces and Police Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) have signed an agreement to support all Airbus' military and law enforcement helicopters in Thailand, over two years.

Under the agreement, TAI will become the main Airbus Helicopters’ service provider in Thailand for the Royal Thai Armed Forces and Royal Thai Police.

From left to right: Air Chief Marshal Chootat YAEMNNONTHA, advisor of TAI, Air Chief Marshal Nitat SIRIMART, Managing Director of TAI, Philippe MONTEUX, Head of Southeast Asia and Pacific, Airbus Helicopters and Fabrice ROCHEREAU, Head of Sales, Southeast Asia and Pacific, Airbus Helicopters. Click to enlarge.

The Royal Thai Armed Forces and Royal Thai Police currently operate a strong fleet of about 40 helicopters, which includes the light single engine H125M, twin engine H145, H145M, UH72, medium twin engine AS365, H155, H175 and heavy tactical H225M. These helicopters are deployed for various missions within the Royal Thai Air Force, Army, Navy, Police and the Survey Department.

Air Chief Marshal Nitat Sirimas from Thai Aviation Industries said, “This new partnership will reinforce our position as a world class aviation service provider here at home, while globalising our operations to provide quality service of international standards. We are looking forward to opening a new chapter with Airbus Helicopters, bringing Thailand’s technical competency in helicopter maintenance to greater heights.”

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