Thailand is moving closer to establishing a regional aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) centre in the east of the country aimed at attracting domestic and foreign investment in military and commercial domains.
A Thai government official confirmed to Jane’s on 17 May that a plan to establish the so-called MRO Campus is subject to a feasibility study that is scheduled to be completed soon, possibly by the end of May.
Under the plan, which was proposed in 2017, the MRO centre will be established at the existing U-Tapao airport. Owned by the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), this facility currently serves both commercial flight operators and Thai military aviation divisions.
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