July 15, 2015
Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems announce strategic aerospace partnership to make in India
To co-produce aerostructures and collaborate on integrated systems development opportunities, including unmanned aerial vehicles
|From left: Dennis Swanson, vice president, Boeing Defense, Space and Security, India; Shelley Lavender, president, Boeing Military Aircraft; Sukaran Singh, managing director and chief executive officer, Tata Advanced Systems, and Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India, at the signing ceremony in Hyderabad on July 15|
The agreement was signed by Shelley Lavender, president of Boeing Military Aircraft, and Sukaran Singh, managing director and chief executive officer of TASL.
TASL is already on contract to manufacture aerostructures for Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook and AH-6i helicopters.
“This agreement with TASL is significant because it demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to expanding its aerospace manufacturing footprint in India,” Lavender said.
“As we step into our 100th year in business, a new aerospace partnership with India is the perfect milestone to accelerate the momentum we have generated for making in India,” said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India. “It is noteworthy that TASL will produce Chinook helicopter parts in India even before the procurement contract is signed with the Indian government.”
|Click to view the infographic on TASL's defence and aerospace solutions|
Other Tata group companies – Tata Advanced Materials (TAML) and TAL Manufacturing Solutions (TAL) – are also supplying important components to Boeing. TAML has delivered power and mission equipment cabinets and auxiliary power unit door fairings for the P-8I long range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. TAL is manufacturing complex floor beams out of composite materials for the Boeing 787-9, a modern aircraft with exceptional environmental and fuel efficient capabilities. TAL has provided ground support equipment for the C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter.