Thales renews partnership with IndiGO
India's fastest-growing low-cost carrier in terms of Available Seat Kilometre (ASK) growth between FY 2011 and FY 2015, IndiGo, according to Centre For Aviation (CAPA), has extended its long-term maintenance agreement with Thales for its growing fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The contract will cover avionics maintenance for a fleet of up to 250 aircraft, including the A320neo which will start being delivered to IndiGo in late 2015.
Thales has been a partner to IndiGo since the airline took delivery of its first Airbus A320-200 aircraft in 2006. Through this agreement Thales provides spares availability and replenishment to IndiGo with stocks located onsite at their main hub in New Delhi , the airline’s main base. Thales also offers IndiGo direct access to a pool of spare parts located in Thales’ Asia-Pacificrepair hub in Singapore .
“Through this agreement, Thales is able to provide a flexible solution to IndiGo that helps them optimize the maintenance of their fleet while keeping inventory under control,” saidDaniel Malka , Thales Vice President, Avionics Services Worldwide.
“As an airline that is committed to affordable travel with on-time performance, having a comprehensive maintenance and support program with a trusted vendor like Thales is of paramount importance,” said Aditya Ghosh, President of IndiGo. “We have had great support from Thales these past nine years and we look forward to a continued partnership as our business develops.”