THAI sets up Special Task Force on Engine Maintenance Procurement and Task Force on Corruption Prevention

General Press Releases Friday January 20, 2017 16:00
Bangkok--20 Jan--Thai Airways International

In response to a recent admission by Rolls-Royce to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) of the United Kingdom on bribery payment for Rolls-Royce engine procurement in a number of countries including Thailand from 1991-2005, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has set up a special task force for investigating past engine procurement and another task force for corruption prevention.

Thai Airways International has reported to Thailand's Minister of Transport on the following actions by THAI.
1. Corruption Prevention consists of two areas

1.1 Set up Task Force, headed by Mr. Pichait Riengvattanasuk, Vice President, Risk Management Department, to investigate past and present procedures for engine procurement and maintenance, and to ensure THAI's process is sound and no loopholes exist in the process.

1.2 A Fraud Prevention Integrity Pact between THAI and engine procurement and maintenance companies is to be developed to ensure no bribery of THAI staff

2. Corruption Investigation consists of setting up a Special Task Force headed by Mr. Niruj Maneepun, Advisor, Office of the President, to investigate the allegations made by Rolls-Royce concerning THAI engine and maintenance procurement from 1991-2005 and to take appropriate Company or legal actions on the findings.


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