Airbus' A320 jet is common in Vietnamese airlines' fleets. (Photo: Internet)
Airbus has chosen Aerospace Engineering Services JSC (AESC) as its partner to manufacture plane parts for the regional market, according the VCCI-run Dien Dan Doanh Nghiep (Business Forum) newspaper.
AESC will partner with Airbus to produce electric harness for A320/A321 jets which are widely present at Vietnamese airlines’ fleets.
AESC was set up in 2008 and based in Quang Minh Industrial Park on the outskirts of Hanoi. It became the first Vietnamese company granted EASA 145 Certificate of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in September 2014.
It provides maintenance and repair services for aircraft of a number of customers such as Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific, VASCO, Lao Airlines and Air Bagan.
Airbus Group Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders late last year sent a letter to the Vietnamese government, unveiling the group’s plan to build a factory with one of its big industrial partners to manufacture electric seat belts for its best-selling A320 aircraft.
Before Airbus, America’s Boeing and Russia’s Sukhoi reportedly had shown intentions to establish their component maintenance plants in Vietnam.