Airbus Group has committed to increasing its supply chains in Vietnam for new orders related to the production of aircraft spare parts, according to the General Director of Airbus in Vietnam. She commented that the country’s aerospace industry has a lot of room for growth because of its highly skilled and abundant workforce, as well as a thriving manufacturing economy.
Currently, Airbus is collaborating closely with local companies to fulfill new orders for aircraft components, with the ultimate goal of enhancing Airbus’ supply chains in the country. Artus (Meggitt) Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City is an existing Airbus partner in the sector of aviation component manufacturing, providing electromechanical equipment for the A320, A330, and A350 wide-body aircraft. Another local partner for Airbus is Nikkiso Vietnam, based in Hanoi, which produces composite structures for the A320 Sharklet as well as components for the A330neo and A350.
In terms of sustainable development, Airbus is looking for ways to work with the government and other stakeholders to achieve the goal of lowering Vietnamese carbon emissions.
At present, Airbus supplies aircraft for many Vietnamese airlines, with over 220 Airbus aircraft in service and another 110 on order. The extension of Airbus’ supply chains in Vietnam is expected to help the country’s economic development, given that the local air transport industry employs 2.2 million people and contributes USD 12.5 billion, or 5.2% of Vietnam’s GDP.