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Gulf Air to Equip New Airbus Fleet with Thales Flight Management System

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has signed an agreement with Thales to equip the airline’s 12 new Airbus A320Neo and 17 A321Neo aircraft with a cockpit package of Thales avionics solutions including the TopFlight and Flight Management System (FMS).

Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi said, “We are selecting the best systems to support our incoming fleet - ensuring the best capabilities for our operations and, ultimately, the best possible passenger experience.”

From left to right: Mr Alain Correia - Thales Country Director for Bahrain, Mr Pierre Rozec - Thales Avionics Regional Sales Manager,  Mr Eric Huber – Vice President, General Manager Thales Avionics ASW, Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi, Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jamal Abdulrahman Hashim – Gulf Air Chief Technical Officer, Mr François Piolet – Vice President Thales Avionics EUMEA, Mr Yannick Lefebvre, Thales Avionics MEA Account Director. Click to enlarge.

With 70% market share on the Airbus A320Neo and A330Neo families, TopFlight FMS is one of the most successful flight management systems in the world. Pilots especially its “what you see is what you fly” technology and temporary flight plan capability.

Eric Huber, Thales VP and general manager of avionics services worldwide, said,“Our avionics products benefits have been repeatedly acknowledged as providing an operational edge for pilots through better trajectory management, as numerous selections in 2017 confirm it. This new selection by Gulf Air reinforces our leadership position in the Middle-East aviation market, underlining the performance and competitiveness of our products and the excellence of the support.”

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