Airbus has established a wholly-owned subsidiary in Chengdu, China as the aircraft manufacturer enhances its provision of life-cycle services.

Satair will be based in Shuangliu district in Chengdu, the capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province.

The move follows the completion of Airbus’ aircraft lifecycle service centre in Chengdu on 28 September.

Satair offers a wide range of products including aircraft spare parts and tooling with over 1,000,000 inventory part numbers catering to all types of aircraft.

The business scope also encompasses the purchase of pre-owned aircraft and the management and trade of used aircraft materials.

Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre project

Richard Stoddart, CEO of Satair, said the subsidiary was an important business line of the Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre project.

The company is expected to provide a more diverse supplement to Satair’s existing aircraft material support system and offer more comprehensive material services and support to major airlines, aircraft maintenance facilities, and component repair centres.

George Xu, executive vice president of Airbus and CEO of Airbus China, said Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre in Chengdu offers a one-stop sustainable solutions by recycling middle life and aged aircraft.

Chengdu base

“Thanks to our cooperation in Chengdu, Airbus completes our industrial value chain in China from design, parts manufacturing, final assembly of aircraft, technical support service for in-service fleet to end-of-life service,” he said.

The Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre, the first such facility outside of Europe by Airbus, will provide services covering aircraft parking, storage, maintenance, upgrades, conversions, dismantling and recycling for various aircraft types, after put into operation in December. It has a storage capacity of 125 aircrafts.
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