Airbus plans innovation cell in Bangalore
TOULOUSE , FRANCE: Airbus
plans to make India a hub as it is in the process of setting up an innovation cell
in Bangalore . The cell will be led by an Indian though no name is announced yet. According to sources, Ardhendu Pathak, who was earlier with GE Industrial Solution, is a leading contender for the post.
"We see future of aviation industry lies in Asia," said Tom Enders
, president and CEO of Airbus. Sources said China and India are among the biggest and fastest growing markets for aviation, with the Asia Pacific region accounting for 32% of aircraft deliveries of Airbus. Kiran Rao
, executive V-P (marketing and contracts), Airbus, said the innovation cell will start work from 2013 and will function alongside the existing engineering facility in Bangalore . "It will work on the next generation aircraft for 2030, 2040, 2050 and more," he said...