Boeing focusses on turning ‘Make in India’ into reality by aerospace innovation
A FORCE Report
Boeing accelerated its commitment to ‘Make in India’ with the Tata Boeing Aerospace facility manufacturing AH-64 Apache fuselage and aerostructures while highlighting its mission-ready defense platforms, services & support contributing to the modernization of the armed forces
The F/A-18 Super Hornet simulator showcased superior multirole capabilities of the fighter. A series of large-scale models, displays and smart panel content of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, CH-47F Chinook, AH-64E Apache, KC-46 tanker, P-8, Integrator and services were showcased in Hall 3 from 11 April to 15 April.
The F/A-18 E/F Simulator was also available at the booth for visitors to experience. In addition, Boeing showcased its contributions to building India’s aerospace industry and leveraging manufacturing capability, talent, innovation and productivity to deliver a cost-efficient supply chain from India. Today, there are more than 160 suppliers providing parts and assemblies covering commodities such as aerostructures, wire harness, composites, forgings, avionics mission systems, and ground support equipment for Boeing’s commercial and military aircraft out of India.
Tata Boeing Aerospace, a joint venture between Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems, is manufacturing AH-64 Apache fuselages and other aerostructures in Hyderabad. Boeing currently employs 1200 people in India, and more than 7000 people work with its supply chain partners. Boeing’s partnership with the Indian armed forces includes C-17 Globemaster III and P-8I aircraft that are fulfilling strategic airlift and long range maritime surveillance missions for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. These aircraft are operated by the Indian armed forces at mission readiness rates of over 85% due to training and sustainment services provided by Boeing. The soon-to-be-delivered AH-64 Apache and Chinook helicopters will add significant combat and heavy lift capabilities to India.