Thales will equip its avionics package on all 234 new Airbus A320 fleet purchased by Lion Air. This represents the largest order for Airbus single-aisle aircraft ever placed by Lion Air. The avionics suite fitted on the new planes will include the Thales TopFlight Management System.
Said Rusdi Kiran, CEO of Lion Air Group: “Thales’s avionics suite will increase the safety of Lion Air’s aircraft by easing the journey during hazardous weather conditions and provide a comfortable flight experience for our passengers.”
The avionics suite equipped on the new A320 fleet will include the ACSS (L-3 & Thales company) T3CAS surveillance platform. Following Airbus’s decision to make this a standard surveillance avionics suite for its A320 family, there has been significant interest in this system, particularly in Asia. Lion Air now joins a fast growing list of airlines (including, China Eastern, Air Asia and Cebu Pacific) that have selected this new generation surveillance platform for their fleets.
The package will also include the ELT Integra, Emergency Locator Transmitter. These high-reliability navigation management systems provide a simplified working environment for Lion Air pilots, especially in the heavy congested South Asian airspace.
“Our position as partner of choice for avionics equipment in Asia has been considerably strengthened this year. After the success with China Eastern, the renewed confidence placed in us by Lion Air in this very ambitious fleet renewal, demonstrates how Thales is fast becoming a leading player in this region,” said Daniel Malka, Thales vice president and general manager of Avionics Services Worldwide.