Airbus opens service centre in China dedicated to the entire lifecycle of an aircraft

The Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre (ALSC) has starting operating in Chengdu, China, offering solutions to manage the entire lifecycle of an aircraft.

The centre is the first of its kind to cover, as a one-stop shop, the full range of activities from aircraft parking and storage to maintenance, upgrades, conversions, dismantling and recycling services for various aircraft types, as well as the controlled distribution of used parts from dismantling.

The Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre, which is certified by both the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), covers a surface area of 717,000 sq m and has a storage capacity of 125 aircraft. The main buildings have obtained LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for their construction, which is a first step to reduce the environmental impact of operations at the ALSC site.

“I’m glad to see the Airbus Lifecycle Services Centre enter into service in Chengdu,” said Cristina Aguilar, Airbus SVP Customer Services. “It echoes our purpose to pioneer sustainable aerospace and shows our approach to environmental responsibility across the entire aircraft lifecycle. Our service centre is a great example of Chinese-European cooperation in the development of the circular economy for the aviation industry.”