European aerospace research centre in City

European aerospace research centre in City

EADS chief technology officer (CTO) Jean Botti said, "The opening of EADS Innovation Works here is part of our global research and technology strategy. India is very strategic for us as a supplier and partner in high-end aerospace products and services.”

He said the innovation centre will work with the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Mumbai, Kanpur and Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore to design next generation simulators and develop software for noise reduction in aero engines.”

Tie-up with ISRO

Botti said that EADS is seeking to forge a partnership with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on supersonic and hypersonic aeroplane technology.
Yann Barbaux, head of EADS Innovation Works said the opening of this new branch of EADS Innovation Works, the third one outside the Europe, will again put some fresh ideas into their innovation process.

Indian capabilities

Currently, EADS projects will capitalise on Indian capabilities in various fields such as numerical simulation of complex physical systems, multi-disciplinary optimisation, high-performance computing and radar technology.

The Airbus Engineering Centre, India has been operational since 2007 and currently employs some 120 local engineers.  By 2012, the company hopes to increase its total number of engineers to 400.