Airbus and Thales Sign a Long-term Agreement on Flight Hour Services Partnership

Airbus and Thales have signed a long-term service agreement in support of Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Tailored Support
Package (TSP) programmes for A320, A330, A340, A380 and A350XWB aircraft.

This component support agreement covers the procurement of Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) spare parts and component services including test, repair and overhaul, loans, exchanges and modifications.

Under this long-term partnership, Airbus and their contracted customers will benefit from Thales’s long-standing experience, state-of-the–
art service centres and recognised expertise as a tier one avionics manufacturer in the field of technical support, engineering, reliability
monitoring and repairs. This will also include continuous product improvement, customer service and supply chain management.

Together with Airbus, Thales offers customers a turnkey support solution customised to the airline’s individual requirements. This
solution is integrated through high value repairs updated to the latest standards and guaranteed component availability, at competitive

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2012, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners.