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Mon, 3 June 2019

Airbus Opens Office in Argentina

Airbus has opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Airbus has been present in Argentina for decades. In 1994 Aerolíneas Argentinas became an Aibrus customer with the A310-300. Today, the airline operates a long-range fleet of 10 A330 and two A340.

Airbus also established a maintenance training centre in collaboration with Aerolíneas Argentinas to support the airline’s growth.

Airbus A350-1000. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

LATAM and JetSmart also operate in Argentina with their A320 Family aircraft.

Alberto Robles, Head of Airbus Strategy & International for Latin America, said, “There are great opportunities for Airbus in Latin America, and this new office in Buenos Aires is essential to consolidate our products in the region, while continuing to provide an even closer support to our customers in the country.”

Airbus helicopters also has a strong presence in Argentina representing a third of the country’s operating fleet, mainly in service with the Armed Forces and other public institutions such as the Federal Police, the National Gendarmerie, and the Naval Prefecture in several provinces. The more than 85 helicopters in service have a key role in performing vital operations for the population such as border protection and helping to fight against organized crime, search and rescue missions in mountainous areas, firefighting and emergency medical transport.

In an effort to closely support its customer operators, Airbus Helicopters also established a maintenance centre in the country to improve operations and increase rotorcraft availability.

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