Air France-KLM's MRO arm has confirmed it is in discussions with Thai Airways on "potential collaboration".

Though it declined to provide details, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance says "further elements will be communicated in due time".

Thai publication Bangkok Post, citing comments made by national transport minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, has reported that the flag carrier is in talks with Air France-KLM on the possibility of jointly establishing an aircraft maintenance facility, with U-Tapao airport – which serves the cities of Rayong and Pattaya – being considered a location.

Earlier this year, Thai Airways finalised a long-term maintenance deal with AFI KLM E&M, covering components, engine nacelles and auxiliary power units for the Bangkok-based Star Alliance carrier's Boeing 787 fleet.

Thai Airways has in-house maintenance facilities providing airframe, component and engine services for its fleet.

Source: Cirium Dashboard