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Thales, BA in Component Repair Pact

By Kathleen Cottay | January 17, 2012
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Thales and British Airways on Tuesday announced a new component repair agreement for in-flight entertainment and connectivity equipment.

Initially the partnership will focus on British Airways’ repair work, but will expand to include other Thales TopSeries customers in the future, the companies said.

The repair facility will be based at British Airways Avionics Engineering in Llantrisant, South Wales, which has the ability to repair and overhaul more than 3,000 different components.

“This agreement with Thales will offer British Airways and its customer airlines efficient repair turnaround times and reduced repair costs. We are delighted to be strengthening our relationship with Thales, and look forward to working with them over the next 10 years,” said Garry Copeland, British Airways’ director of engineering.

“The relationship with British Airways increases our repair network and optimizes operations in support of the growing flying fleet with the TopSeries system. British Airways’ skilled specialists and state-of the-art avionics repair facilities enhances our ability to offer our customers quality services at competitive prices. This agreement marks a significant milestone,” said Judy Weber, vice president, customer support services, Thales.

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