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Airbus opens new IT facility in Bengaluru for 500 employees

Airbus opens new IT facility in Bengaluru for 500 employees
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Global aviation giant Airbus has opened a new IT facility in Bengaluru.

The 500 people seater is a part of the strategy for Airbus to expand its digital capabilities across the globe, the company said in a statement on Thursday. 

Airbus said it wants to leverage the IT engineering talent pool available in India, which complements the company’s European partner ecosystems.

Airbus has been ramping up operations in India since 2017 and is planning to expand operations in ERP, engineering and product lifecycle management as well as in leading technologies like Big Data, advanced analytics, IoT, cloud and microservices.

“Airbus is leveraging the strength of India that includes talent, the ability to scale volume and the extremely strong presence of an ecosystem which perhaps is the largest IT partner base in the world,” said Anand E Stanley, president & managing director, Airbus India & South Asia.

Stanley added the facility at Bengaluru was about value play and insourcing rather than outsourcing.

The new facility is built to be environmentally-friendly by utilising a lot of indoor plants and ample natural light. Through heavy usage of cloud and virtual computing, Airbus said the building’s carbon footprint reduces drastically.

The office infrastructure has been built based on an agile working methodology that supports remote collaboration, touch screens at all workstations as well as distributed programmes.

“Digital transformation is driving changes to our workforce evolution and make/buy approach that includes a greater degree of internal competences and capabilities as well as access to new partner ecosystems,” said Carlo Nizam, chief information officer, Airbus India & South Asia. 

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