Airbus and Satair opened today their first joint parts support and distribution facility, “Satair Airbus Singapore Centre” (SASC), located at the Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore. The 16,700 square meter facility will serve customers in the Asia-Pacific region, consolidating the supply chain operations of both Airbus and Satair.
Building on both companies’ existing presence, SASC has the capacity to almost triple the scope of parts handled. The centre will become the primary spare parts hub for Airbus in the region, providing 24/7 support to airlines and MROs, 365 days a year. The opening consummates the merger of Airbus’ former Material and Logistics Management function with Satair – which has now become one common organization: ‘Satair Group’.
This investment in Singapore marks a significant enlargement and amalgamation of both Airbus’ material and logistics support and Satair’s respective global footprints in the fastest growing aviation region. SASC will serve the regional customers with access to a significantly widened range of spare parts and value-adding material management services. It will also strengthen Satair Group’s position as a global leader and a complete aerospace aftermarket integrator in ‘nose-to-tail’ civil aircraft parts distribution and service offerings.
Mikkel Bardram, CEO of Satair Group said: “The expansion at our Singapore site not only paves the way for our future plans of rapid growth and increased local presence in the Asia-pacific region, it also enables us to meet our customers’ regional expectations and needs in the future.” He adds: “The centre will act as the new pivot in the burgeoning Asia-Pacific region, providing customers much faster with the benefits of a wider product scope and product availability.”
Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus said: “The opening of this new facility here in Singapore not only further asserts Airbus’ global footprint, but also enables us to be closer to our customers and provide the most responsive support in this fastest growing region.” He adds: “Together with our expert colleagues at Satair, we combine our respective talents and customer relationships to offer the most comprehensive solutions for airlines and MROs.”
For the customer base in the Asia Pacific region, SASC will facilitate enhanced service offerings, product scope and availability to customers – faster and more economically than previously. The facility, which showcases the latest environmental ‘Green Mark Gold’ building standards for Singapore, will cater for the future growth of Satair Group and accommodate space demands for many years to come.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Feb 12, 2014