THAI plans to offer technical services

Thai Airways International Plc aims to boost its income by providing technical services to outside customers

Flt Lt Montree Jumrieng, Thai Airways International's vice-president of the technical department, said the department plans to change from being a cost-centred unit to a profit-centred unit. 

It plans to increase outside customers to 50% of total services.

The department currently provides most of its services to THAI carriers.

The technical department expects it can generate anual income of up to 50 billion baht by 2020, up from the current 9 billion baht.

Of the current total, 8 billion comes from THAI.

Flt Lt Montree said the department plans to transform the THAI unit in 2015 with an investment of 10 billion baht and expand its business to include more outside customers, including hangar expansions at Suvarnabhumi airport.

The business expansion plan is in line with the expansion of low-cost airlines and carriers' maintenance needs and repair services in the region.

Share your thoughts

Discussion 1 : 06/01/2014 at 12:08 AM
I am sure other airlines are already lining up to sign up for Thai's world reknowned services.
Discussion 2 : 02/01/2014 at 06:05 PM
TG together with the related ministries could have converted Don Muang into a technical hub years ago. Yet politics, corruption and poor choices of CEO's, a part from the same problems and poor planning of Suvarnabhumi Airport, have resulted in billions of loss.
Discussion 3 : 02/01/2014 at 04:17 PM
Really that's the plan good luck with that but I don't think other airlines need help on how to place blame for accidents on others or rush to what caused accident before investigation was done. Maybe the logo coverup but since that's not acceptable by western based carriers your SOL. Maybe the russian's or chinese could use your help, or better yet stop smoking crack.
Discussion 4 : 02/01/2014 at 11:52 AM
The Aviation Industry is waits for the outcome of Thai's A330 incident by Airbus Industrie and the U.S FAA. Air Safety Officials will want to understand why inspection intervals where so long, prolonging the use of the undercarriage boggie. Adherence to Proper maintenance schedules would almost have certainly have preventing this accident. Other Airlines will perhaps want to wait before contracting out work to Thai Technical.

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