Airbus India has opened a 500-person information management centre in Bengaluru as part of increasing its information technology outsourcing job to India.
Airbus, Europe’s largest aerospace group, earlier said the company’s adjusted operating profit rose 72 percent to 1.98 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in the second quarter of 2019. Revenues of Airbus rose 23 percent to 18.317 billion.
Anand E Stanley, president and managing director of Airbus India & South Asia, said: “Our latest information management facility is about value play. It is about insourcing rather than outsourcing.”
Airbus did not reveal the number of employees it will be hiring in Bengaluru or the current size of its employees.
Digital transformation is driving changes to the workforce evolution at Airbus and make / buy approach that includes a greater degree of internal competences and capabilities as well as access to new partner ecosystems, Airbus said.
Carlo Nizam, chief information officer, Airbus India & South Asia, said these evolutions cannot be addressed from our European footprint alone and require an integrated global approach.
“Our footprint in India is a strategic and integrated arm of information management that provides access to a vast pool of skilled talent,” Carlo Nizam said.
Airbus began expanding its information management capabilities in India in 2017 and is ramping up over the course of 2019 and 2020. Airbus will be expanding in areas such as ERP operations, engineering and product life-cycle management as well as digital capabilities that include big data, advanced analytics, Internet of Things, Cloud and DevOps, API development as well as cyber security.
The new facility will use virtual computing to reduce carbon footprint and is built to cater to the needs of differently abled employees, providing wheelchair access and braille coding wherever possible.
Airbus earlier suffered more cancellations than orders by end-March, leaving the European company with a bleak first quarter after its five-year winning streak in the race for jetliner orders against U.S rival Boeing ended last year, Reuters reported.
Airbus in April said it had won 62 gross orders during the first three months of 2019 but some 120 cancellations left it with a negative net order figure of 58. Deliveries stood at 162 including 134 single aisle planes and 22 A350s.