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.
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.”