Industry Airbus opens Innovation Centre in China

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has published, that it has officially opened an Innovation Centre in Shenzhen, China.

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Throughout an official opening ceremony, Airbus has inaugurated an innovation Centre at Shenzhen. The centre is set to become one of the world’s leading innovation hotspots. Since early 2018, an Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC) has been operating.

Currently, ACIC is focussing on testing, developing and certifying new technologies in the areas of Connectivity, Cabin Experience, Urban Air Mobility, Manufacturing Innovation and Hardware Lab. With the opening of this new state-of-the-art Innovation Centre at Shenzhen, Airbus in China is furthermore committing to identifying new significant innovations that could transform the future aerospace industry.

In addition to the opening of the facility, Airbus has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Shenzhen Municipal Commerce Bureau for a collaboration. This agreement sees Airbus and the Municipal Commerce Bureau to accelerate, applicate and industrialise technologies in the Urban Air Mobility area. The MoU was signed by Airbus and Shenzhen Municipal Commerce Bureau officials during the ceremony.

Moreover, Airbus intends to further develop a local Urban Air Mobility ecosystem with selected regional partners. The manufacturer will promote solutions that are tailored to local transportation needs for the future.

ACIC is the first disruptive innovation centre for Airbus in Asia. The manufacturer currently has its centre “A3” at Silicon Valley, where innovations in different areas are being tested.

Regarding ACIC, Airbus wrote in a statement: "ACIC’s mission is to fully leverage local advantages including talent, enterprises and the ecosystem, to combine it with Airbus’ aerospace expertise to identify, explore and accelerate breakthroughs in technologies, business models and new growth opportunities."

Source © airbus.com

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