November 13, 2014
Thales to equip Lion Air’s A320 order with avionics package
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. Lion Air, who already equips their entire ATR fleet with Thales systems, is Indonesia’s largest private airline and one of the fastest growing carriers in South East Asia. The avionics suite fitted on the new planes will include the Thales TopFlight Management System, which, with over 60% market share, is the number one choice for Airbus single-aisle aircraft. 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.