KAI Completes Delivery of Four T-50TH Jet Trainers to Royal Thai Air Force
Sacheon, 5 April 2018 – Korea Aerospace Industries LTD. (KAI) announced that the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has officially commissioned 4 of the T-50TH advanced jet trainers into servicemissioned 4 of the T-50TH advanced jet trainers into service.
A ceremony was held at Tarkly Air Base on April 4th, attended by KAI CEO Kim Jowon, Korean Ambassador to Thailand Noh Gwang-il, Air Chief Marshal Johm Rungswang and other 50 commanders from Thailand, including Nakonsawan Governor Thanakom Jongjira and Chainat Governor Ronnaphob Laengphiroj.
“It is my warm appreciation to the Royal Thai Air Force, which has completely supported for the deployment of the aircraft,” expressing the gratitude to the nation’s military, said Kim Jowon, CEO at KAI. Kim further stated, “KAI will proactively participate in the follow-up projects to strengthen air strategy for the RTAF, and we remains committed to supporting the nation’s military.”
The four T-50THs were ordered in 2015, worth around US $110 million. KAI delivered each two units to the RTAF from January through March this year. The fleet will replace the aging L-39 jets. In addition, KAI last year signed a $2.6 billion deal with the RTAF for eight of the T-50TH advanced jet trainers. The aircraft will be delivered by 2020, starting from late next year.