Airbus opens research center in China


Airbus has opened a research center in China in Suzhou, China.

The Airbus China Research Centre will focus on R&D in manufacturing, hydrogen infrastructure, cabin experience, and new technologies and aims to concentrate the top engineering talent and promote the development of the aerospace industry in the Yangtze River Delta region.

Sabine Klauke, Airbus’ chief technical officer said, “Besides its promising aviation market China offers many advanced technological advantages.

“Airbus is working with China to nurture technologies, discovering different resources, introduce alternative fuels and develop the hydrogen ecosystem as we work towards sustainable aviation.

The Yangtze River Delta of China comprises Shanghai as well as Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. The region has been the focus for Chinese Government investment in aerospace alongside other manufacturing industries.

Airbus said that the opening of the Research Center further expands the Company’s footprint in the country and reaffirms the company’s commitment to develop and invest in China.

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