Airbus has officially opened its new 51,000-square-metre integrated campus in Singapore, located at Seletar Aerospace Park.
This is an expansion of an existing site, housing the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC), a joint venture between Airbus and Singapore Airlines.
Also there is the company’s Asia-Pacific spare parts distribution facility, operated by Airbus subsidiary Satair.
“The new campus in Singapore reflects our ongoing commitment to our presence in key regions,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer. “From Singapore, we can connect more easily with customers and other stakeholders across Asia and the Pacific, acting swiftly to meet their needs.”
New facilities at the campus include offices serving as the company’s regional hub for its commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter businesses. In addition, a second Satair warehouse has increased storage volume and capacity by over 70%.
Further, the campus also houses the new Southeast Asia operation for the Airbus digital services platform Skywise. Beyond supporting Skywise customers, the team based in Singapore will be involved in exploring potential partnerships with start-ups and other technology providers in the region.
Additionally, the campus will be home to a branch of the global Airbus Leadership University, providing training and tailored development programmes for company employees.
When operational, the Singapore facility will be second in Asia, complementing an existing centre in Beijing, and will offer courses to employees based at Airbus offices across the region.