Monday, April 3, 2023

Tatas receives a contract from Airbus for an aircraft cargo door, increasing India's overall supply to $735 million yearly

Airbus awards aircraft cargo door contract to Tatas; takes overall supply from India to $735 million annually

 Delhi, India: Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL) has been given a contract by European aerospace giant Airbus to manufacture the cargo and bulk cargo doors for the A320neo aircraft family. TASL will use cutting-edge robotics and automation technology to manufacture these doors at a new facility in Hyderabad. There will be one bulk cargo door and two cargo doors in each shipset.

Rémi Maillard, president and CEO of Airbus (India and South Asia), stated, " Airbus is demonstrating its commitment to assisting India's industrial capacity growth. Our ongoing commitment to "make-in-India" in support of an aatma nirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) is demonstrated in the most recent contract. We have a very reliable and capable partner in TASL who will help us ramp up our A320neo family of aircraft, which has been the model for democratization and transformation in India's aviation industry. In India, we will continue to rapidly expand both our industrial footprint and the aviation and aerospace ecosystem.

Sukaran Singh, CEO and MD of TASL, stated: This new contract will further strengthen our partnership in aerospace manufacturing in India. We have an ongoing relationship with Airbus based on trust and operational excellence.

Over a hundred Indian suppliers currently provide Airbus with components and services worth $735 million annually. Critical technologies and systems for all Airbus commercial aircraft and helicopters are currently designed, manufactured, and maintained in India. In addition, Airbus will partner with TASL to construct the C295 military aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Gujarat. This will be the first private sector-concrete, large-scale manufacturing aerospace program in India.

Airbus claims that it supports nearly 10,000 jobs in India currently, a number that will rise by 50% by 2025 thanks to its supply chain. Over the course of a decade, it claims, the C295 military aircraft program will result in the creation of an additional 25,000 direct and indirect jobs.

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