Suzhou, China, 14 April 2023 – Airbus has inaugurated its Research Centre in China at an opening ceremony in Suzhou, China. The centre will take advantage of the highly skilled aviation and hydrogen know-how already established in the Yangtze River Delta region. Research will be undertaken in manufacturing innovation, hydrogen infrastructure, cabin experience, and new technologies. The aim is to gather top talents and promote the development of the aerospace industry in the region.

In addition, Airbus China Research Centre will nurture research and innovation projects with forward-looking technology and good market prospects. 

“Besides its promising aviation market China offers many advanced technological advantages in many fields.” said Sabine Klauke, Airbus Chief Technical Officer. “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. This expertise and experience will enable, to  master the challenges ahead and shape the future of aviation.”

Strategically positioned in Yangtze River Delta Region of China, the Airbus China Research Centre will gain from its proximity to the region’s strong aeronautical and hydrogen supply chain. The opening of the new facility reaffirms Airbus’ long-term commitment to develop and invest in China and further expands the Company’s footprint in the country, underlining its position as a reliable partner to China.

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