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Boeing, Tata to establish joint aerospace facility

Last Updated : 18 June 2016, 16:56 IST

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 Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems on Saturday laid foundation for a new facility at the Aerospace SEZ on the outskirts of Hyderabad for its joint venture named TATA Boeing Aerospace (TBAL).

The joint venture has been established to co-produce Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter fuselages and other aero structures, as well as to pursue integrated systems in aerospace.

The Hyderabad production facility will eventually be the sole producer of AH-64 fuselages globally. The Apache has been flown or selected for acquisition by the United States and 15 other nations, including India.

 “The joint venture between Tata and Boeing is a significant step in developing India’s capabilities for aerospace and defence manufacturing and becoming a global exporter. This is a clear example of the significant progress made towards Make in India for defence,” Manohar Parrikar, defecse minister, government of India said after laying the foundation stone for the facility.

He said things would be speeded up during the current financial year and hoped that there will be more such projects by the end of 2016-17.

In November 2015, Boeing and Tata announced a joint venture for manufacturing aero structures and collaboration on integrated systems development opportunities in India.

This joint venture will create a manufacturing centre of excellence to produce aerostructures for the AH-64 Apache and provide affordable manufacturing capabilities to the global aerospace industry.

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Published 18 June 2016, 16:56 IST

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