March 27 2024  |  Partnerships, Collaborations & Acquisitions

Thales and Royal Air Maroc sign IFE repair agreement

By Robynne Trueman

Thales and Royal Air Maroc sign IFE repair agreement 

Thales and Royal Air Maroc have signed an IFE Repair Maintenance Agreement for up to five years to support the airline’s 787 Fleet, Thales Aerospace announced via LinkedIn this week. The agreement includes the setup of an in-house repair capability for their internal purposes at the Mohammed V Airport (CMN) at Casablanca.

“We began our partnership with Royal Air Maroc with their selection of Thales’ IFE equipment for the B787 fleet. This new agreement with a key player in the African market is a demonstration of the airline’s trust in Thales and recognizes the value of our maintenance support. We look forward to growing our partnership and to continue delivering our premium services,” said Bertrand Drugeon, General Manager Europe, Thales Aviation Global Services.

“We are glad to develop our partnership with Thales, a worldwide leading suppliers of avionics. This new agreement will allow Royal Air Maroc to gradually expand its internal capabilities to repair IFE equipment for our B787 fleet,” said Salim Quouninich, VP of Maintenance & Engineering, Royal Air Maroc.

Thales will provide Royal Air Maroc with a repair and distribution network with locations in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America. The primary repair shop serving the airline is located in Dubai, UAE.

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