Since 2012, Thales has been also present on the Polish aviation market. That year, LOT Polish Airlines decided to expand its fleet by purchasing a Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner. Boeing Dreamliners are equipped with In-flight Entertainment system (IFE) produced by Thales.
A special Thales line maintenance station – Warsaw OBS Station – has been established at Okęcie in order to perform any necessary on-going repairs and maintenance of the IFE system. It is open seven days a week, and is ready to ensure a 24/7 maintenance service. It is thanks to technicians from Okęcie that passengers flying every day from Warsaw to cities such as New York, Chicago, Toronto, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, and many others, can enjoy the latest movies, music, games, and news during their flights. Thanks to IFE, each passenger is able to check their flight status on an on-going basis and receive all instructions concerning flight safety.
Warsaw OBS Station is the only Thales station in the world that provides maintenance of business class seats.