Airbus and its Satair subsidiary have opened a joint parts support and distribution facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore. The opening, Airbus says, “consummates the merger of Airbus’s former material and logistics management function with Satair.”

The 54,800-sq-ft (16,700-sq-m) facility consolidates the supply chain operations of the two organizations. There is now a single common organization, the Satair Group.

“The expansion at our Singapore site paves the way for our future plans of rapid growth and increased local presence in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Satair Group CEO Mikkel Bardram.

“The center will act as the new spearhead in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region, providing customers much faster with the benefits of wider product scope and product availability,” he said.

SASC – the Satair Airbus Singapore Center – will afford regional customers access “to a significantly widened range of spare parts and value-adding material management services,” Airbus says, strengthening Satair as a “complete aerospace aftermarket integrator in nose-to-tail civil aircraft parts distribution and service offerings.

“The opening of this new facility here in Singapore not only further asserts Airbus’s global footprint, but also enables us to be closer to our customers and provide the most responsive support,” said Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier. “We combine our respective talents and customer relationships to offer the most comprehensive solutions for airlines and MROs.”

Airbus announced the $504 million acquisition of Denmark-based Satair in July 2011. The investment in SASC, Airbus said here, “marks a significant enlargement and amalgamation of both.”