View taken of the Boeing logo on the fuselage of a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner test plane presented on the Tarmac of Le Bourget on June 18, 2017 on the eve of the opening of the International Paris Air Show. / AFP PHOTO
View taken of the Boeing logo on the fuselage of a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner test plane presented on the Tarmac of Le Bourget on June 18, 2017 on the eve of the opening of the International Paris Air Show. / AFP PHOTO

BOEING, AIRBUS TO INVEST IN EEC WITH THAI AIR 

Economy July 21, 2017 01:00

By The Nation

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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.