Hyderabad: At its joint venture in Hyderabad, Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL), Boeing announced the addition of a new production line to develop complex vertical fin structures for the 737 aircraft family. For the joint venture, the extension marks a major milestone.
“This is a notable step in India’s aerospace and defence manufacturing growth,” said K T Rama Rao, Minister of Municipal Administration and Industries of Telangana.
Telangana is an established hotbed for the defense and aerospace industries of India, backed by a robust ecosystem, including a large pool of skilled and industry-ready employees. For this achievement, I congratulate Boeing and Tata,’ he added.
“Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited is an example of Boeing’s commitment to co-developing integrated aerospace and defense systems for the world in India and reflects the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative in the country,” said Salil Gupte, President of Boeing India.
“Telangana is an ideal destination for skilled talent, solid infrastructure, ease of doing business, and a highly responsive government administration,” he added.
Sukaran Singh, MD and CEO, Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), said, “Another milestone in our partnership with Boeing is the extension of our aerostructure manufacturing capabilities with the latest production line to deliver complex vertical fins for the 737s.
The vertical fin is a complex structural feature, and cutting-edge robotics and automation will be used for the latest production line in manufacturing. The expansion will create new opportunities for jobs and also enable the creation of skills.
The state-of-the-art plant, spread over 14,000 square meters, has created aero-structures for Boeing’s AH-64 Apache helicopter, including fuselages, secondary structures, and vertical spar boxes for customers around the world. (INN)