Airbus Helicopters has opened a regional completion and delivery centre in Malaysia, further growing its presence in the Southeast Asian country.

The centre, situated at its existing Subang facility, can accommodate up to four medium-sized helicopters.

At full rate, the site will be able to deliver a maximum of 20 rotorcraft each year from across the manufacturer's range. It is designed to serve customers across the region.

Raymond Lim, head of Airbus in Malaysia, says: “This expansion is part of our growth plan for the region, and will enable us to provide the best possible end-to-end support to our customers in this fast-growing region, backed by our extensive range of helicopter services.”

Airbus Helicopters has also expanded its full-flight simulation centre in Malaysia, adding a AS365 N3/N3+ Dauphin simulator to its existing H225/H225M device.

It has tipped Malaysia as its regional hub for helicopter services, simulator training and customer service.