Thales signed a long-term avionics deal with Chinese airline Hainan Airlines for the support of its Airbus A340-600 fleet, the Paris-based company announced Monday from the Singapore Air Show. The 6-year agreement is a component service based on standard equipment exchange. Within the scope of the Avionics-By-The-Hour (ABTH) contract, Thales said it will take care of all aspects of Hainan Airline’s specific A340-600 components under a single package, including the provision and storage of on-site components located at the main base in Haikou, access to a pool of spare parts as well as component repair on a flight-hour basis.
Hainan Airlines installed the Thales TopSeries in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for its Airbus A330s and Boeing B787s. The Airbus aircraft are configured with the TopSeries audio and video on-demand system throughout all classes with Thales’s 10.6-inch widescreen displays in first class and 8.9-inch widescreen displays in economy.