Thales has been present in the State of Qatar for almost 40 years, and in QSTP since 2012. Along with embracing the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV2030), Thales is a global technology leader shaping the world of tomorrow today.
The group provides solutions, services, and products to customers in the aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security, and defense markets. Thales today employs over 200 people in Qatar. Over the last few years, the Group has extended its footprint in various other areas, including security for critical infrastructures, rail, air transportation, and cybersecurity.
Thales jointly announced with Qatar Airways the opening of a tech research, development and training center at QSTP in 2012. Its laboratory currently houses state-of-theart in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) equipment that supports software and application prototyping, content integration, system level testing and training.
Thales’ presence in QSTP is mainly to support Qatar Airways for ÍFEC activities. Thales’ QSTP setup is unique within its global IFEC network and dedicated only for Qatar Airways. Over the years, Thales continuously improved the technology of the systems provided to Qatar Airways on many different aircraft fleets.