Godrej Aerospace to make copter fuel tanks

The rubber fuel tanks are an important consideration in the design and safety of helicopters offering crash resistance and puncture tolerance as well as overall weight reduction. The tanks follow stringent product requirements in terms of weight, the material used, processes and manufacturing skills. (Image for representation)

Godrej Aerospace, a business unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, signed an agreement with the UK-based GKN Aerospace, one of the world’s leading multi-technology tier-I aerospace suppliers, to manufacture specialized helicopter fuel tanks.

Godrej will be setting up a cutting-edge manufacturing facility for the production of these specialised fuel tanks.

The rubber fuel tanks are an important consideration in the design and safety of helicopters offering crash resistance and puncture tolerance as well as overall weight reduction. The tanks follow stringent product requirements in terms of weight, the material used, processes and manufacturing skills.

Emphasising on the collaboration, Surendra Vaidya, executive vice-president and business head, Godrej Aerospace, said, “It gives us immense pride to be partnering with GKN Aerospace, the world’s leading multi-technology supplier. We are certain that this partnership will help us establish Godrej Aerospace as one of the key players in the market. At Godrej, we consistently endeavour to serve the best to our clients and winning this contract in a global competition recognises our unwavering beliefs.”

Neel Ghai, group head of supply chain – Special Products Group, GKN Aerospace, said, “Our partnership with Godrej Aerospace will help us to deliver to our customers and keep us at the forefront of this technology. I am confident that this will be a success for us, for Godrej and our customers.”

 

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