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Thai Airways' rebuilding plan hits turbulence from Airbus

European aircraft maker balks at maintenance yard project

The coronavirus pandemic is leaving planes grounded across Asia, in a potential blow to Thai Airways' plans to offer maintenance. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

BANGKOK -- Thai Airways International's plan to open an aircraft maintenance yard in eastern Thailand is in jeopardy after partner Airbus missed a March deadline to submit a contract proposal, putting the carrier's path to reconstruction in question.

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