Boeing forecasts India to be the third largest global market for commercial fleet

Boeing demonstrated its commitment to India and its developing aerospace and defense ecosystem by showcasing innovative commercial platforms, and services, including the 787 Dreamliner and 777X, at Wings India 2020.

The partnership between India and Boeing has grown from strength to strength over the last 75+ years, with 3,500 people in India, and more than 7,000 people working with its over 200 supply chain partners. Boeing India employees serve communities and citizenship programs to inspire change and have made an impact on more than 200,000 lives.

Boeing forecasts India to be the third largest global market for commercial fleet

·       Aviation market is resilient and the market will grow throughout 2020.

·       Boeing forecasts air carriers in India will need ~2,500 new commercial aircraft by 2040.

·       Boeing is supplying the most efficient, advanced aircraft and services to airlines in India to support the exponentially growing Indian commercial aviation sector.

·       Boeing customers in India include Air India, SpiceJet, Vistara and cargo operator Blue Dart.

·       Boeing recently delivered the first Dreamliner 787-9 out of an order of six to Vistara.

·       Its family of commercial airplanes like 787 Dreamliner and 777X are redefining flying experience for passengers.

·       The longest 10 non-stop routes from India are flown in Boeing aircraft

Committed to India

·       Boeinghas beena long-term partner contributing to the growth of the Indian aerospace ecosystem, and bringing the ‘best of Boeing to India and the best of India to Boeing’

·       India’s Make-In-India initiative is core to its business strategy with six key enablers that are essential to Boeing’s success: world-class infrastructure, a thriving Indian supplier base, innovation, support and sustainment, engineering talent development and skills advancement in the country

·       Boeing investments in India are bolstering aerospace sector, creating jobs and driving innovation.

World Class Supplier Base from India

·       Boeing’s sourcing from India stands at over USD1 billion a year from over 200 suppliers who are manufacturing high-end systems and components for some of Boeing’s most advanced products as part of its global supply chain

·       These include critical components such as aerostructures, wire harness, composites, forgings, avionics mission systems and ground support equipment.

·       Key partnerships include:

o   TAL Manufacturing Solutions delivered the 25,000th Advanced Composite Floor Beam (ACFB) last year for all the Dreamliner airplane variants

o   Bharat Forge manufactures a range of titanium forged parts such as forgings for the 777X

o   Hyderabad-based Cyient has supported a number of critical design-engineering projects for Boeing airplanes and currently provides design and stress support on the 747-8 Freighter and the 787

o   Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL) in Hyderabad produces the 777 uplock boxes

  • Boeing’s joint venture with Tata in Hyderabad, TBAL marks a major step towards the co-development of integrated systems in Indian aerospace and defense.  TBAL has been producing aero-structures for Boeing’s AH-64 Apache helicopter, including fuselages, secondary structures and vertical spar boxes for international customers. TBAL employs over 500 engineers and technicians, and represents the future of India as a global exporter of aerospace products.

Building the future of Aerospace: For India, By India

·       Through its skilling initiatives, Boeing is training hundreds of pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, technicians and frontline factory workers across India with their industry partners like Tata, Rossell Techsys, Jaivel and Lakshmi Machine Works

·       The Accelerated Apprenticeship Program launched in collaboration with Air India Engineering Services Limited and the Ministry of Civil Aviation, aims to increase the employability of aircraft maintenance engineers. The first batch graduated in August 2019 and were all employed with leading Indian carriers. The second batch is currently underway.

·       The annual Boeing-IIT National Aeromodeling Competition for engineering universities has been designed to inspire the next generation of talent and encourage them to opt for careers in aerospace. The sixth edition, held in 2019, featured over 1,000 students from over 250 institutions across India.

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