Sunday, March 04, 2018

‘Boeing is partnering with India to deliver on common goals of growth’

In response to a questionnaire from The Sunday Guardian, Boeing Commercial Airplanes gave the following replies. Excerpts:

Q: What is Boeing’s footprint in India?

A: Boeing has been a part of India for more than 75 years. Our partnership with India has grown over the decades and now includes growing a supply chain in manufacturing, aerospace infrastructure, engineering services and skills. We are also partnering with India to deliver on common goals of growth and supporting the Prime Minister’s “Make in India,” “Skill India,” and “Startup India” visions.

To date, Boeing employs over 1,200 people directly in India. For decades, Boeing has been working with suppliers in India in manufacturing, IT and engineering servicesvvv and employs over 7,000 people on dedicated supply-chain jobs. Some examples include:

Boeing works with over 160 suppliers to provide parts and assemblies covering aerostructures, wire harness, composites, forgings, avionics mission systems, and ground support equipment.

Our supplier network in India is delivering on complex work packages for commercial and defence aircraft such as the 777, 787, P-8, F/A-18 Super Hornet, F-15, and CH-47 Chinook.

Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL) facility in Hyderabad became operational in 2017 and will be the sole producer of Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter fuselages globally.

In 2014, Boeing set up a production line at Dynamatic Technologies to produce ramp and pylon-aerostructures for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
Boeing opened a C-17 Training Center in July 2016 to provide C-17 training services to the Indian Air Force. The Center has completed more than 1,700 hours of training and maintained a serviceability state of 100%.

Another example is the Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center (BIETC) in Bengaluru that leverages a talented pool of employees to support Boeing’s engineering growth in strong global markets. BIETC engineers undertake high-quality, advanced aerospace technology-driven work that supports areas as diverse as test and evaluation; development of advanced, environmentally friendly coatings; data analytics for next-generation airplane health management; innovation in labs on Internet of Things and Digital Transformation; and development of software tools that enable airlines to improve their operations and work with airports to help with de-congestion and navigation, at reduced costs.
03/03/18 Sunday Guardian Live