01 August 2017

The world’s top two commercial aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, are paving the way for Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), planning for joint investment with Thai Airways International next year.

Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary general to the EEC, said that the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is expected to sign for cooperation with Thai in the first quarter of next year, while US aircraft manufacturer Boeing is anticipated to do the same within 2017.

Airbus’s project will include a big repair centre, paint shop, logistics centre and training centre with a projected investment of billions of baht on expectation of a planned repair centre for engines and other key components, Kanit said.

Similarly, Boeing’s plan will include manufacturing aircraft parts and a simulator training centre, he said.