Airbus signs MOU with Singapore economic board to build sustainable hub


Airbus announced that it has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to launch the establishment of a Sustainable Aviation Hub with a specific focus on technology, research and innovation.

Airbus said that the hub will bring together aerospace professionals, researchers, and innovators to create a collaborative environment that promotes research and development aimed at building a robust and environmentally sustainable aviation ecosystem.

The announcement was made on February 20, 2024, at the Singapore Airshow, which is held until February 25, 2024.

The hub will focus on the following areas of sustainability development:

  • Decarbonizing aviation
  • Maintenance, Services, and Operations (MRO)
  • Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Air Traffic Management

Airbus says the hub’s priority is collaborating closely with local enterprises, universities, and research institutions to facilitate knowledge exchange, talent development, and joint research initiatives.

A comprehensive talent development program will also be established to nurture local aerospace professionals, researchers, and innovators through internships training courses, and joint programs drawing the support of Airbus’ global research teams.

“Singapore is home to Airbus’ Asia-Pacific headquarters, given its strategic location, pro-innovation policies, highly skilled workforce, and strong research capabilities. It, therefore, is an ideal choice to spearhead such an initiative here. This project aligns with the Airbus commitment to lead the decarbonisation of the aerospace sector. We look forward to exploring together to develop new technologies and invest in solutions for low carbon aviation,” Sabine Klauke, Airbus Chief Technology Officer said during the announcement.

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