Monday, October 23, 2017

Bhoomipuja of RAL aerospace park on 27th

Nagpur: The bhoomipujan of aerospace park of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) will be performed at the hands of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and union transport minister Nitin Gadkari in Mihan on October 27. Fadnavis confirmed the date while interacting with the media on Sunday.
Reliance Aerostructure Limited (RAL) will manufacture aircraft and helicopters in Mihan. France's Dassault Aviation is a 49% partner in the Rs6,500 crore project. Phase-I of the project is expected to generate more than 700 highly skilled direct jobs and 2,800 indirect jobs. It will eventually generate more than 10,000 jobs. RAL has decided to start construction on 104 acres. Later, this park will be spread over 289 acres land. This is a 30,000 crore offset programme related to the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
RAL will assemble and manufacture fixed wing aircraft, assemble line and manufacture of aerostructure for commercial transport aircraft, assembly line and manufacture of Rotary wing or helicopter for defence and commercial use. The company will also provide platform for maintenance, repairs and overhaul for transport, helicopter, and fighter class aircraft platform and system. It will also develop centre of excellence, research and development training centre, skill development in aerospace sector.
RAL plans to start with groundwork for the project to make nose cones for Falcon aircraft made by France's Dassault. The project will eventually expand the number of spares to be made here. Called S1 project, it will be spread in an area of around 80 acres.
23/10/17 Ashish Roy/Times of India