Thales in Singapore is the main entry point and hub for aerospace for the Asia-Pacific region today. The Singapore Avionics production facility manufactures key systems for the Airbus A320, A350 and Boeing B787 fleets, including flight control computer displays and electrical systems. This equipment is supplied to partners and customers region-wide. Activities in Singapore have also extended to include Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for avionics and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) equipment.
Thales avionics equipment, manufactured in Singapore, was selected to equip the fleets of regional airlines including China Southern Airlines and Philippine Airlines. In 2013, Silk Air - the regional airline of Singapore Airlines - selected Thales Avionics BFE package for their fleet of twenty-three Boeing 737NG aircraft.
Thales has delivered sophisticated Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). In 2014, Singapore inaugurated the new Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre (SATCC), which uses Thales’ LORADS III as a key Air Traffic Management system.
From Singapore, Thales continues to provide a wide range of support and services for avionics in the regional civil aerospace market, from maintenance services and parts distribution to standard exchanges, access to spares pools, pre-owned equipment trading and full component availability packages.
In the area of inflight entertainment, Thales announced in February 2016 that Singapore Airlines had selected Thales’s AVANT In-Flight Entertainment system and Ka-band connectivity solution to equip its future fleet of A350 XWB aircraft configured for medium-haul operations.