16-Feb-2021 Source: Albacete Aeronautical and Logistics Park
The mayor of Albacete, Vicente Casañ, has stated that when the administrations “work together, the citizens win” and with the signature of the protocols that will materialize the installation of the Airbus Helicopters logistics HUB in the Albacete Aeronautical and Logistics Park ( PALA), “Castilla-La Mancha wins and Albacete wins, today we grow and become stronger.”
Casañ has made these statements after the act of signing two protocols between the Albacete City Council, the Ministry of Public Works and Airbus Helicopters, to facilitate the urban processing of this facility within the framework of the Project of Singular Interest (PSI) of the Aeronautical Park and Logistic.
The event took place at the Airbus Helicopters facilities, and was attended by the President of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, and the Minister of Public Works, Ignacio Hernando, as well as the Deputy Mayor, Emilio Sáez, and the President of the Provincial Council, Santiago Cabañero, among other authorities, and the CEO of Airbus Spain, Francisco Vergé.
The mayor has appreciated that the potential that Albacete has and the same good work that the administrations demonstrated 14 years ago when Airbus Helicopters was established in the city, have made it possible for this logistics HUB to be built in Albacete. “We are talking about the nearly 400 helicopters that leave the Airbus factories each year will be assembled with parts that will have passed through this facility of more than 50,000 square meters that is going to be built in Albacete,” said Casañ.
The municipal councilor did not want to overlook the effect that this Airbus Helicopters logistics HUB will have on the generation of local employment and the creation of wealth, “for a mayor, those more than 350 direct jobs that will be created are a great news ”, stressed Casañ, who has vindicated the interests of Albacete as the great city of Castilla-La Mancha. At this point, Casañ has been convinced that Albacete “will not disappoint”, just as it has not done so far and in this sense has highlighted that the Airbus Helicopters plant in Albacete is a center for rear fuselages for all helicopter models of Airbus is thanks to its level of excellence and productivity.
The transit of goods that suppliers from different countries will send to the Albacete logistics HUB to distribute them from here to all Airbus Helicopters factories, will generate between 200 and 400 daily truck movements, a traffic that will not affect the city thanks to the new Beltway South, which is under construction, and which, on the contrary, according to the mayor, “will leave us employment and economic activity in sectors that will benefit from this activity, from workshops, through lodging and hotel services”.
“We are talking about the economy and employment, but also about the integration of Albacete in the international context,” concluded the mayor, who ended his speech by referring to the integration that “will reach us through the railroad, with that connection from Algeciras to Europe, through the Mediterranean Corridor ”, a“ well understood ambition to make Albacete a better city day by day and that, precisely in adversity, is when it deserves that push ”.