Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Empowering Aerospace Innovation: Honeywell’s dynamic impact on India’s aviation landscape

Honeywell is one of the oldest US defence OEMs to have started the indigenization trend in India. In 1983, Honeywell entered a strategic partnership with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for license production and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) of military turboprop engines (TPE-331). More than 300 engines flying in India today, powering all Dorniers of Indian Armed Forces are maintained at Honeywell’s indigenized MRO at HAL. “Another such partnership with HAL took place for Environment Control Systems in the early 2000’s.  Today all HAL-built aircraft/helicopters, including LCA Tejas are operated with Honeywell Environment Control Systems and the MRO for the equipment is performed at HAL (Bangalore, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh),” Ashish Modi, President, Honeywell India, tells Financial Express Online. Excerpts from an interaction >>

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