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Airbus Inaugurates Research Center in China

Airbus Inaugurates Research Center in China

Airbus inaugurated a new research center in Suzhou, China, as part of its commitment to leading the decarbonization of the aerospace sector.

To attract talent and promote the development of the aerospace industry in China’s Yangtze River Delta region, the Airbus China Research Center will focus on strengthening the company’s footprint and boosting innovation in the region. Among the research, the center will study and develop new technologies relating to manufacturing, sustainable aviation fuels, electrification, and hydrogen power.

“Airbus is working with partners and with China, in particular, to nurture technologies, discovering different resources, introducing alternative fuels, and developing the hydrogen ecosystem as we work towards sustainable aviation,” said Sabine Klauke, Airbus Chief Technical Officer.

Klauke mentioned China as a “promising” aviation market that has numerous advanced technological advantages, especially from its proximity to the region’s strong aeronautical and hydrogen supply chain.

Airbus said the opening of the new facility further expands the company’s footprint in China and underlines its position as a reliable partner to the country.

During French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to China a week ago, Airbus Helicopters signed the largest single-order contract with GDAT, the Shanghai-based helicopter lessor and operator, for 50 H160 helicopters.

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