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-Pacific repair 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,” said
Daniel 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.” Thales provides a wide range of support and services for avionics in the civil aerospace market. As a proven OEM, Thales offers comprehensive and flexible asset management services – from maintenance services and part distribution to standard exchanges, access to spares pools, pre-owned equipment trading and full component availability packages.