Airbus plans further expansion in Asia

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP September 22, 2014 14:51

Airbus plans further expansion in Asia

Airbus has announced its plans to further expand its support operations across Asia, following last week’s announcement of a new subsidiary to produce flight operations data in Thailand.

An Airbus spokesman said: “We continue to look at possibilities for developing our industrial and services footprint in Asia.”

According to Airbus, the new Thai data production center will be based at the company’s existing Airbus Group offices in Bangkok, and will recruit local staff “with proven experience in airline flight operations data management” to produce electronic resources for Airbus products.

“We selected Thailand as it offers skilled talent in the aviation sector,” the spokesperson said, adding that the location of the new data facility in one of the fastest-growing regions for its business would further “enable us to complement our existing services capability in the region.”

The new facility will also see up to 30 new recruits sent to the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse for start-up training prior to its launch in 2015. Airbus said this will lead to the centre becoming what it described as an “integral part of our [global] flight operations services department.”

Airbus MD for Flight Operations Services-Thailand Benoît de Montety said the region “offers many opportunities for us to develop … with highly motivated workforces keen to develop their footprint.”

Airbus said the establishment of the new data center was made considerably easier through the support of the Thai government, with the manufacturer receiving significant help from the Thai Board of Investment (BOI).

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