China Southern has strengthened its partnership with Thales after selecting the electrical aerospace firm to supply avionics systems to its fleet of planes.
Thales is now responsible for installing the systems on over 80 different types of aircrafts including the B737MAX and the A320NEO.
The airline has selected a package of avionics components on its newest 37 A320NEO, to include Thales advanced FMS.
The aircraft will also be equipped with the Thales HUD system.
Eric Huber, VP for Avionics Services Worldwide at Thales, said: “This new selection showcases the strength of our relationships with China Southern, one of the most important Thales’ strategic partners in the world.”
He added: “Not only do we have a long history of collaboration with China Southern, we also were selected because of the performance and competitiveness of our products which are underpinned by the support service excellence we provide to increase airlines efficiency.”
Thales has said it hopes this contract seals its position as a partner of confidence to China Southern, offering efficient solutions from cockpit to cabin.
Last month Thales opened a new maritime autonomous systems trial centre in the UK.
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