Airbus Helicopters opened its new regional completion and delivery center (CDC) in Subang, Malaysia, as it streamlines its services in Asia, the company announced yesterday. Previously, the regional CDC was situated in Airbus Helicopters’ Singapore facility in Seletar Aerospace Park.
According to Airbus, the new center can simultaneously accommodate up to four medium-size helicopters and is capable of completing and delivering up to 20 helicopters annually.
The company also expanded its simulation center in Malaysia, transferring the Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ simulator from the Singapore facility to Subang, which already had an H225/H225M simulator. The Royal Malaysian Air Force and the Royal Thai Air Force are some of the H225 users in the region, as well as a number of VIP Dauphins flown in Malaysia.
The entire move is part of Airbus’s “one-roof” initiative, where Malaysia would be the regional CDC, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), and flight simulation center, while Singapore will be Airbus’s Asia-Pacific hub for sales, marketing, training, materials support, logistics, technical support, design engineering, and technology development.
The European manufacturer will also expand its presence in Seletar by building a new office complex by year-end and shifting its various entities under the same roof.