Air­bus would like to be­come part of na­tional space in­dus­try

Azer News - - Front Page - By Narmina Mam­madova

Euro­pean aero­space cor­po­ra­tion Air­bus, head­quar­tered in France, would like to be­come part of the space in­dus­try of Azer­bai­jan, Vice-Pres­i­dent for Eura­sia Sil­vere De­lau­nay told Trend.

"Air­bus has de­vel­oped im­por­tant re­la­tion­ships with AZERICOSMOS. Air­bus would like to be­come part of the Azer­bai­jan’s space in­dus­try as a long term part­ner for the fu­ture by sup­port­ing space projects such as telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion satel­lites and in­tel­li­gence satel­lite projects," he said.

The vice-pres­i­dent pointed out that that as a com­ple­ment to satel­lite in­tel­li­gence, the us­age of C295 air­craft in pa­trol or surveil­lance con­fig­u­ra­tion ver­sions may en­able for ex­am­ple a com­plete surveil­lance so­lu­tion, emer­gency, fight­ing against sea pol­lu­tion.

He noted that Air­bus is fo­cused on long-term strate­gic part­ner­ships and on cre­at­ing sus­tain­able value in the Azer­bai­jan aero­space sec­tor.

"Air­bus has part­nered the Azer­bai­jan civil and mil­i­tary aero­space sec­tor for more than 10 years. Air­bus has been an im­por­tant so­lu­tion part­ner for Azer­bai­jan work­ing closely es­pe­cially with AZAL and AZERCOSMOS," said De­lau­nay.

He pointed out that Air­bus’ global mar­ket fore­cast pre­dicts that over the next 20 years the pas­sen­gers traf­fic to, from and the re­gion will more than dou­ble.

"Air­bus is ex­tremely well po­si­tioned to meet this de­mand with our eco-ef­fi­cient, mod­ern fam­ily of air­craft, and Azer­bai­jani aero­space com­pa­nies are well po­si­tioned to ben­e­fit from this growth through long-term in­dus­trial part­ner­ships with Air­bus," De­lau­nay said.

De­lau­nay noted that to­day, eleven Air­bus air­craft (two A340500s, three A319s and six A320s) fly with the Na­tional flag car­rier AZAL.

A mid-size cargo air­craft like A330F might be the right so­lu­tion bring­ing op­er­a­tional flex­i­bil­ity and re­sult­ing in sig­nif­i­cant cost sav­ings, he added.

The vice-pres­i­dent said Air­bus is com­mit­ted to the Azer­bai­jani mar­ket.

"Air­bus is ready and will­ing to part­ner with Azer­bai­jan on all projects where Air­bus ex­cels and of­fers top-notch tech­nolo­gies. They in­clude Com­mer­cial and Mil­i­tary avi­a­tion, Space, or He­li­copters," he said.

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