TGs Technical Department at Don Muang Resumes Operations

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Thai Airways Internationals Technical Department at Don Muang airport - the mainly domestic, cargo and military airport in Bangkok - today reopened and resumed normal technical operations, following closure on 26 October 2011 caused by the recent flooding in the area.

The Technical Department is open for operations and is expected to be ready to conduct all heavy maintenance services starting from 19 December 2011.

Thai Airways says the five aircraft that had been undergoing heavy maintenance in the hangar were unaffected by the flooding as they were supported by aircraft equipment in the hangar. The five aircraft include: two Boeing 747-400, one Boeing 777-300, one Boeing 777-300ER, and one Airbus A330-300.

 One Boeing 747-400 had been undergoing air cargo retrofit that was initially set for completion in March 2012 is now delayed approximately one month.

Economy Class seats in the other Boeing 747-400, originally to be finished in December 2011, has been delayed two months.

The other three aircraft, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 777-300ER, and Airbus A330-300, are undergoing normal maintenance with no impact to THAIs flight planning schedule.

 For the two Airbus A300-600 aircraft that had been decommissioned from the fleet and were waiting to be sold, THAI says its Technical Department had taken care to securely protect these aircraft and engines in plastic wrap, and were found to be in normal conditions.

THAI is in the process of estimating damages to the Technical Departments operations center, which will be submitted to the relevant insurance company.

The airline continues to serve passengers from Suvarnabhumi Airport and to conduct aircraft maintenance services at THAIs Technical Department at Suvarnabhumi and THAIs Technical Department at Utapao, Amphur Sattahip, Cholburi province.

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