The Airbus Helicopters MRO Logistics Centre has begun operations in the AeroliansParis business park in Tremblay-en-France near Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. The 13,400 m2 building, developed by BARJANE, was conceived to house all logistics activities related to helicopter component repair, including the receipt, screening, control, storage and distribution of MRO parts, at one site close to Europe’s cargo hub in Paris.
The site’s proximity to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and to the resources of aeronautical repair companies in the vicinity allows Airbus Helicopters and its logistics partner, Daher, to further improve services to the international customer base.
“The completion of this state-of-the-art MRO logistics facility supports our long-term ambition to put all our MRO logistics references under one roof, to optimise our flows, and to deliver a level of reactivity in line with customers’ expectations,” says Christoph Zammert, Executive Vice President of Customer Support & Service at Airbus Helicopters.
The Airbus Helicopters MRO Logistics Centre is poised to streamline service, ensuring the minimum aircraft downtime for customers and more time in the air performing their essential missions. The site consists of 12,400 m2 of logistics space and 1,000 m2 of office space, and can stock 30,000 units. It will be staffed by 200 employees from Airbus and Daher who will manage a volume of 200,000 incoming and outgoing flows annually.
The building was constructed in accordance with the BARJANE Green Building Charter, which aims to prevent pollution during the construction phase; more than 85% of the site's construction waste was recycled. In an effort to reduce water consumption, the site uses water-saving appliances and rainwater recovery tanks. Thanks to large window facades and the decompartmentalization of spaces with interior glass surfaces, the building maximizes natural light to create a comfortable working environment for employees.
The collaboration between Airbus Helicopters, BARJANE and Daher dates to 2011 with the building of a 46,500 m2 industrial logistics facility on the Technoparc des Florides site in southern France, which has since become a reference for support and services platforms. This new building is set to become a similar example of excellence in aeronautical logistics MRO support activities.