Airbus officially opened its new integrated campus in Singapore last month with an inauguration attended by Chan Chun Sing, minister for trade and industry.
Located at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park, the new campus occupies an area of 51,000 square metres, including the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC), its joint venture with Singapore Airlines, and the company’s Asia-Pacific spare parts distribution facility, operated by subsidiary Satair.
New facilities at the campus include offices for its commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter businesses, whilst a second Satair warehouse has been expanded to increase storage volume and capacity by over 70 percent.
The Singapore campus will be home to a branch of the global Airbus Leadership University and will offer courses to Airbus employees across the region once operational. Airbus says this will be the second facility in Asia, next to Beijing, to provide training and development programmes for company employees.
Also located at the campus is the Southeast Asia operations for its digital platform Skywise. The team based in Singapore will be involved in exploring potential partnerships with startups and other technology providers in the region.
“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,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer.
The launch of the Airbus Singapore Campus was originally scheduled for February 2020 but was postponed due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.