Friday, March 17, 2017

Mahindra in race for airliner project: Russia

Chennai: Russian Minister for Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said here on Thursday that the aerospace unit of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. is being considered to manufacture of parts for the Russian airliner, Irkut MC-21, in India.

“Currently, we are working on another civil aviation project apart from the Sukhoi Superjet [100]. This is the MC-21, which is scheduled to have its first flight soon. Tomorrow [Friday], we are having talks with the Indian aerospace company Mahindra & Mahindra, which is currently our partner for manufacturing interiors for the Sukhoi Superjet. We think they can also be partners for the MC-21 project, both manufacturing some components and producing interiors,” said Mr. Manturov, speaking through a translator.

Mr. Manturov was addressing a joint press conference with Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. The interaction took place post-inauguration of the sixth International Engineering Sourcing Show, a three-day event being organised at the Chennai Trade Centre.
17/03/17 The Hindu