HYDERABAD: Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL)on Monday announced a joint venture that will manufacture aero structures for aircraft and collaborate on integrated systems development opportunities in India.
According to a release issued by the TASL, the JV will initially create a manufacturing centre of excellence to produce aero structures in its Hyderabad facility for the AH-64 Apache helicopter and compete for additional manufacturing work across Boeing platforms, both commercial and defence.
Boeing and TASL intend to grow the JV partnership in the future, with a focus on opportunities to collaborate on development and selling of integrated systems, it said. Confirming the same, Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao tweeted, “Another big news for Telangana. Boeing & Tata Advanced System JV to manufacture Apache helicopters soon from Hyderabad #HappeningHyderabad.”
Chris Chadwick, president and CEO of Boeing Defence, Space and Security, said, “This partnership will capitalise on India’s industrial capability, innovation and talent to contribute to Boeing’s long-term competitiveness and position us for future growth in the global marketplace.” “This agreement to establish a JV will propel the growth of the Indian aerospace sector by leveraging the world-class competencies of TASL and its supplier eco-system, as well as provide access to India’s world-class manufacturing capability, skilled talent and competitive cost structures,” TASL Chairman S Ramadorai said.
Boeing and Tata group companies have established partnerships in India to manufacture aero structures for Boeing’s commercial and military aircraft. Tata Advanced Materials has delivered composite panels for 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 Manufacturing Solutions is manufacturing complex floor beams out of composite materials for the Boeing 787-9, the most modern aircraft.