Thales is in the very Top of aircraft avionics manufacturer worldwide. Our flight decks, equipment, flight instruments as well as software functions are onboard the most successful aircraft programs in the air transport including regional and business jets. We also equip military air transport aircraft as well as fighters and civil and military helicopters.
 

COCKPIT SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR AND EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER

 
Recent contracts have underscored Thales’s credentials as an onboard systems integrator as well as a supplier of high-performance avionics equipment. As lead systems integrator for civil aircraft avionics, Thales selects equipment suppliers and integrates their products within a robust, open architecture to deliver complete shipsets comprising as many as 120 different items. We support the aircraft manufacturer throughout certification, guaranteeing that all the necessary documentation, processes and assurances are in place when the avionics solution enters service.

 
 

EFFICIENT AIRCRAFT PROGRAMME AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

 
Working with aircraft manufacturers from the start of each programme, Thales provides advanced simulation tools and resources to validate operational concepts and tailor the avionics suite to the aircraft. With this approach, we can meet our commitments in terms of delivery deadlines and guarantee that our avionics solutions achieve the required level of maturity ahead of the aircraft’s first flight.
 
Manufacturing development is planned as soon as the first prototypes are produced. Throughout the programme, Thales keeps pace with aircraft production rates, implementing flexible supply chain management solutions that are recognised by the industry for outstanding quality assurance and ontime delivery performance.
 
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FLIGHT DECK INNOVATION ACROSS ALL AIRCRAFT TYPES


Thales invests significantly in R&D to design avionics suites and technologies that address the future challenges of the aerospace industry and meet the exacting requirements of air transport operators. Our advanced avionics concepts help to shape all new aircraft programmes and are available as retrofit or upgrade solutions for earlier generations of airliners.

 

AEROSPACE WORLDWIDE SUPPORT TEAM


The Thales global support team works closely with operators when a new aircraft enters a fleet and throughout its service life. Our equipment maintenance services are commended by airlines all over the world, and aircraft manufacturers consistently rank Thales among their best-performing partners. Members of the support team are available at all times to discuss retrofit and upgrade options and present the full range of opportunities available.
 
 

THALES AWARDED BY AIRBUS

Airbus Group set up many tools and rankings to challenge its providers and encourage them to always improve their product and organization. They also highlight their best partners. Thales is often awarded by Airbus companies, like in 2017 with:
  • #2 best equipment provider at worldwide level by Airbus airlines with #1 position in Americas and #1 position in Europe/Middle-East/ Asia.
  • « Best customer support for systems and equipment » by Airbus
  • « SQIP Best Performer Award » from Airbus, rewarding quality and on-time delivery rates in linefit on the assembly lines.
  • First prize for innovation « Best Innovator Overall » awarded by Airbus Defense & Space
  • « Innovation Award » awarded by Airbus Helicopters