Airbus Americas to consolidate operations at Ashburn site
Airbus Americas has picked its Ashburn facility as the site for a newly consolidated operations with Satair Group, an Airbus subsidiary.
The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announced Monday that Airbus will invest $1 million in the Ashburn material distribution center and will add employees to the current workforce.
“The Airbus Americas and Satair Group facility will now be the company’s biggest material distribution center by customer volume, which speaks to Loudoun County and Dulles Airport as hubs for aviation and logistics support,” said Buddy Rizer, the department's executive director.
Airbus said more than 2,800 of its aircraft have been ordered in the Americas, including Latin America and the Caribbean as well as North America. The Ashburn site supports customers beyond those borders, servicing aircraft fleet across the globe.
The material distribution center, which operates 24 hours a day, gives rapid-response service to airlines throughout the world.
On May 3, the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development will request a $200,000 commercial business incentive fund grant in the form of fee waivers and cash from the Board of Supervisors to finalize the deal.
The funds will be used to train and retain the staff necessary for the consolidated operations. The department’s analysis shows that the return on investment will be realized within three years. This would be the first commercial business incentive authorized by the board this fiscal year.
Loudoun competed with other East Coast locations for the project, the department said.