Taiwan's EVA Air has selected Thales to provide avionics services and support for its fleet of 11 Airbus A330 aircraft.

The five-year repair-by-the-hour agreement covers the support and maintenance of a selection of Thales avionics equipment on the aircraft, says the French company. It will ensure the maintenance of components from its regional service centre in Singapore, it adds.

"We are very proud that EVA Air has shown its trust in us. This is a significant win for Thales, which reinforces our presence in the fast growing Asian market", says Daniel Malka, Thales' head of civil aerospace services worldwide.

With the EVA Air contract, Thales provides maintenance and support programmes for all three of Taiwan's major airlines. Flag carrier China Airlines signed up in 2007 and TransAsia Airways inked a deal with the company in 2008.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news