Qatar Airways Selects Thales HUD System for A350 XWB, A380 Fleet

By Tish Drake | July 18, 2012
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Qatar Airways, A350 XWB launch customer with an order of 80 aircraft and recently increased its A380 order by up to 10 aircraft, has selected the Thales dual Head Up Display (HUD) system.

“We are dedicated to providing our fleet with the latest technological innovation,” says Capt. Suhail Isameel, chief flight operations office of Qatar Airways. "We are confident that the Thales Head Up Display system will provide our pilots with the tools they require and maximise our operational efficiency.”

The HUD system provides pilots with essential, intuitive and immediate trajectory information through symbols presented on top of the pilot’s actual external view. It allows smoother transition as pilots switch between “eyes in” and “eyes out” operation.

“It is with great pride that we will support Qatar Airways introducing our HUD on its new Airbus fleet," said Daniel Malka, vice president and general manager, Thales Avionics Services Worldwide. “We want to keep the best level of support for products and services that our customers are used to receive from us in providing the Airlines some contribution to their growth."

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