Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Boeing's second-largest campus near Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport by end of 2023

Bengaluru: Boeing has announced plans to open its second-largest campus outside of its headquarters in Virginia. The Boeing India campus will be located at Aerospace Park in Devanahalli near Kempegowda International Airport, and is expected to be opened by the end of 2023.

Boeing India said in a statement on January 30 (Monday) that it has invested over $200 million in building the 43-acre campus on the outskirts of the Bengaluru city — a project that was approved in September 2018 by HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JDS coalition government, within months after coming to power.

According to Aarti Singh, Senior Director, IT and DA and CIO at Boeing India, the new facility will include various labs, testing infrastructure, and part of its R&D operations, while most engineers will continue to work from the Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre in Bengaluru's Bagmane Tech Park.

According to reports, this new facility will be heavily involved in research on eVTOLs (electric, vertical, takeoff, and landing) vehicles and achieving Boeing's sustainability goal of hitting net zero emissions by 2050.

The opening of the new campus underscores India's significance as a key market for Boeing in both commercial and defence sectors. Boeing has historically focused its facilities within the US and the campus in India underlines Boeing’s importance as a major commercial and defence market for the aircraft maker, which is hoping to gain more traction and market share in the coming years.

31/01/23 Garima Singh/Times Now

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