Thales and HAITE Start a New Chapter in MRO Cooperation
- HAITE and Thales signed an agreement for avionics repair and maintenance services. Through this agreement, Thales will collaborate with HAITE on the various aspect of repairs, including workload sharing, technical manuals, test software and equipment provision.
- This agreement marks the beginning of a new chapter in both parties' cooperation, strengthening mutual communication and collaboration between HAITE as an MRO service provider and Thales as an OEM. The expanded Thales authorized MRO network will enable better service to customers with innovative products, solutions and seamless quality services, thus contributing to the development of China's aviation MRO market.
At the 14th Airshow China in Zhuhai, Sichuan Haite High-tech Co., Ltd. (HAITE) and Thales signed an industrial collaboration agreement for avionics repair and maintenance services on November 9th, 2022. Through this agreement, Thales will collaborate with HAITE on workload sharing, technical manuals, test software and equipment provision. This milestone marks the new chapter for both parties’ cooperation on MRO business, demonstrating Thales’ engagement in the local authorized MRO network expansion to enable better service for Chinese aviation customers.
At the signing ceremony, Mr. Li Biao, Chairman of HAITE Group commented, "As the first listed company in domestic civil aviation MRO market, HAITE has always valued the communication with OEMs. The signing of this agreement reflects both parties' confidence in our future cooperation prospect, which will also benefit HAITE's business development. We look forward to collaborating with Thales to provide our customers with higher-quality and more efficient aircraft component repair services."
“Deeply rooted in China for more than 40 years, Thales has become a trusted partner for the Chinese aerospace industry.” Mr. Thierry Weulersse, CEO of Thales in China, said at the ceremony, "This agreement demonstrates HAITE’s trust in Thales and our long-term commitment to the Chinese market. We look forward to supporting the growth of local industry players with our expertise, and jointly boosting the high-quality development of China's civil aviation market."
“Through this new partnership with HAITE, Thales further expands its authorized MRO network in China to give local companies a leading edge. It enables us to better support our Chinese customers and in serving the aviation MRO market, by leveraging our inherent advantages as an OEM.” added Eric Huber, Vice President of Thales Aviation Global Services.
Sichuan Haite High-tech Co., Ltd. (HAITE Hi-Tech) is China’s first company that is engaged in the R&D and technical services of civil aviation equipment, is to date the only one of its kind that is cerified to provide engineering technical services to cargo planes and business jets, and in the meantime obtained the certification of CAAC, EASA and FAA for maintenance. HAITE Hi-Tech is the largest private MRO in the civil plan overhaul, P2F conversion, component repair.
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organisations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.
Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2021 the Group generated sales of €16.2 billion.
Thales provides innovative solutions for the infrastructure that forms the backbone of China’s growth. The Group has been present in China for more than 40 years and is the trusted partner for the Chinese aviation and urban rail transportation industries. In the meanwhile, from secure software to biometrics and encryption, Thales has successfully applied its advanced technology to mobile communication, banking, IoT and software monetization, etc. Thales has 3 JVs and employs 2,100 people with offices located in 7 cities in China. Thales established R&D centers and Innovation Hubs in Beijing, Dalian and Hong Kong to provide innovative solutions for both China and international market.