Industry Airbus opens new campus in Singapore
Airbus has officially opened its new integrated campus in Singapore.
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has officially opened a new integrated campus in Singapore. This milestone was celebrated and hosted in presence of Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, Head of International and Member of the Airbus Executive Committee, and Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry for the Republic of Singapore.
The new campus is located at the Seletar Aerospace Park and measures 51,000 square meters. This campus is an expansion of an existing site, housing the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC), which is a joint-venture between Airbus and Singapore Airlines.
Christian Scherer said at the event: “The new campus in Singapore reflects our ongoing commitment to our presence in key regions. From Singapore, we can connect more easily with customers and other stakeholders across Asia and the Pacific, acting swiftly to meet their needs. This is especially important during these challenging times.”
On the campus, the new South East Asia operation for Skywise will be located as well. Skywise is Airbus´ digital services platform. Customers can be involved in exploring potential partnerships with start-ups and other providers in the region.
Also, with the new campus come new offices, which serve as the company´s regional hub for its commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter businesses. Subsidiary company Satair now has an larger warehouse with increased storage volume of over 70%.
Airbus added in a statement: "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."
The inauguration of the new campus was originally planned for February 2020 but was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This new inauguration took place with a maximum of 50 participants and all social distancing measures in place.
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