Thai Airways International (THAI) announces the launch of its joint second TG Travel Green
Innovation Competition with Airbus.
Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira
, President of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited
(THAI), together with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somchet Thinaphong
, Chairman of the Board of the
National Innovation Agency, and Mr. William Watsons
, Airbus Sales Director for Asia, held a
press conference on the second “TG Travel Green Innovation Competition” to illuminate on the
next phase of the initiative. Also in attendance were Mr. Sean Lee
, Airbus Director of
Communications-Asia, and members of THAI Management.
Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira
said that as THAI approaches its business strategy alongside its
Corporate Social Responsibility strategy under the concept of Travel Green, THAI is partnering
with Airbus to generate a greater awareness of the environment through the “TG Travel Green
Innovation Competition.” The project also aims to support government policy to develop a
potential central air transport center for the aviation industry.
The competition aims to encourage Thai university students to use the knowledge gained, abilities,
and experiences to create environmentally-friendly innovation that is beneficial and sustainable for
the aviation industry. The competition gives students an opportunity to develop their potential in
design and analytical skills, plus an opportunity to present and showcase their capabilities in
applying their academic knowledge to a business sector.
With the success of the first competition that started in 2013, THAI in cooperation with Airbus are
launching the second competition this year. Mr. Sean Lee
, Airbus Director of Communications-
Asia, said Airbus is pleased to support the second aviation innovative competition that benefits the
environment, and which is an excellent and creative project of THAI. Not only does the project
benefit the aviation industry directly, it also allows the students to gain additional experience and
knowledge about the industry. Airbus is delighted to invite the winning team to visit Airbus head
office and assembly plant in Toulouse, France.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somchet Thinaphong
, Chairman of the Board of the National Innovation
Agency, said that as the world today is in a fast-moving economy, along with both the service and
manufacturing sides of the aviation industry, it is important to care for the environment at the same
time. The TG Travel Green Innovation is a creative idea of Thai Airways International that will
help support and develop potential of Thai students. He also believes that this second competition
will generate even more innovative ideas for the service and the manufacturing arm of the aviation
This second TG Travel Green Innovation competition is privileged to have experts from the
National Innovation Agency, Airbus, and THAI representatives to be on the judging panel.
Students from higher institutions and universities are invited to submit their ideas as an individual
or as a team (maximum three persons per team) in the following categories.
- Engineering design for commercial aircraft – Present innovative concept for
commercial aircraft design and/or commercial aircraft systems that support the
- Product and Facilitating Convenience Design in the Aircraft – Propose an
innovative, environmentally-friendly concept design for interior products and/or for
service convenience on board
- Service Provision Design for Airline Business – Propose an idea to realize
innovation that improves various types of service delivery in the airline business
with emphasis on the environment
Each category will be awarded a First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize, Commendable Prize, and a
Special Prize for projects that meet each category’s criteria. First Place winner/s in each category
will receive round trip ticket/s in Economy Class from Bangkok to Paris and Toulouse; along with
excursions in Paris and a visit to the Airbus assembly plant in Toulouse, France (hotel
accommodations and meals are supported by Airbus). Second Place winner/s in each category will
receive round trip ticket/s in Economy Class from Bangkok to Milan; and Third Place winner/s will
received round trip ticket/s in Economy Class from Bangkok to Tokyo. There is also a
Commendable Place with winner/s receiving a round trip ticket in Economy Class from Bangkok to
Phuket, and a prize for Special Place winner being a Royal Orchid Travel Gift worth 5,000 Baht.
All award winners will also receive a certificate.
Those who are interested in participating in this competition must register and must submit their
project online through the project website at www.thaiairways.com/tginnovation, during 16 July-31
October 2015. Competition results will be announced on the website in December 2015.
Photo (left to right): Captain Bhurith Sriwatana, THAI Vice President of Flight Operations; Mr. Sean Lee,
Airbus Director of Communications for Asia; Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, THAI President; Mr. William
Watsons, Airbus Sales Director for Asia; Dr. Somchet Thinaphong, Chairman of the Board of the National
Innovation Agency; Mrs. Petchpring Sarasin, Vice President of Corporate Image and Communications