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LATEST TRENDS IN AEROSPACE & DEFENCE Tata Boeing Aerospace to manufacture 737 vertical fin structures

Feb 8, 2021

Boeing announced the addition of a new production line at its joint venture, the Tata Boeing Aerospace Ltd (TBAL) in Hyderabad, Telangana, to manufacture complex vertical fin structures for the 737 family of airplanes.

Tata Boeing Aerospace (TBAL) will start manufacturing of complex vertical fin structures for the 737 family of airplanes with the addition of a new production line in Hyderabad, Telangana. The expansion marks a significant milestone for the joint venture.

The vertical fin is a complex structural part, and the new production line will utilise cutting-edge robotics and automation in manufacturing. The expansion will create additional employment opportunities and enable skill development as well. Spread over 14,000 square meters, the state-of-the-art facility has been producing aero-structures for Boeing’s AH-64 Apache helicopter, including fuselages, secondary structures, and vertical spar boxes for customers worldwide.

Expressing his views on the new production line, K T Rama Rao, Municipal Administration & Industries Minister, Telangana, asserted, “This is a noteworthy step in the growth of India’s aerospace & defence manufacturing. Telangana is an established hotbed for India’s defence & aerospace industry supported by a robust ecosystem, including a large pool of skilled and industry-ready workforce. I congratulate Boeing and Tata for this milestone.”

Speaking on the similar lines, Salil Gupte, President, Boeing India, stated, “Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited is an example of Boeing’s commitment towards co-development of integrated systems in aerospace & defence in India, for the world, and a reflection of the country’s Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. Skilled talent, robust infrastructure, ease of doing business and a highly responsive government administration make Telangana an ideal destination.”

Talking about his vision on the company’s expansion in aerostructure manufacturing capabilities, Sukaran Singh, MD & CEO, Tata Advanced Systems, said, "The expansion of our aerostructure manufacturing capabilities with the new production line to deliver complex vertical fins for the 737s is another landmark in our collaboration with Boeing. This new production line for complex vertical fin structures is another testament for TASL’s commitment towards making India self-reliant in defence manufacturing.”

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