BOSA has launched its first business in the Asia-Pacific region under the Royal Thai Government’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) initiative. BOSA-Thayaan Aircraft Service (BTAS), a joint venture (JV) between BOSA and Thailand-based Thayaan Aviation Consultants Group, will commence line maintenance operations at U-Tapao Airport (UTP).
The EEC initiative is seeking to create a “Thailand 4.0” through investment incentives in 10 key sectors, including aerospace. The goal for “EEC Aeropolis” is to build a regional aerospace hub anchored by UTP that includes facilities for MRO, cargo logistics, manufacturing and aviation training. One such MRO facility will be a JV between Airbus and Thai Airways International which is hoping to be operational by Q1 2020.
BTAS holds Part 145 maintenance certifications from BCAA (Bermuda), EASA (Europe), FAA (U.S.), GCAA (United Arab Emirates), QCAA (Qatar) and TCCA (Canada). According to the company’s spokesperson, BTAS is targeting non-Thai airlines operating in the region that are looking for the accreditations it offers.