July 6, 2022

Boeing and Air Works are at the moment endeavor heavy upkeep checks on three P-8I long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare plane operated by the Indian Navy (IN) concurrently at Air Works, Hosur.

“This dramatically will increase the scope and scale of Upkeep, Restore and Overhaul (MRO) undertaken within the nation and demonstrates each the businesses’ dedication in serving to make India Aatmanirbhar in aerospace and defence,” acknowledged an official launch by Boeing.

Moreover, Boeing India and Air Works will commemorate their collaboration on the Boeing India Aatmanirbharta in Defence Convention being organized in New Delhi on Tuesday, Could 10, 2022, with participation from dignitaries from the Indian Navy, Air Works Group, and different key supplier-partners.

Surendra Ahuja, Managing Director, Boeing Defence India, stated, “We’re proud to construct on our current collaboration with Air Works that permits us to generate vital worth for our defence clients in India, and contribute in the direction of the Authorities’s imaginative and prescient of creating India an MRO hub for the area. The continuing passable execution of heavy upkeep checks on three P-8I platforms concurrently by Air Works is a outstanding achievement.”

Boeing’s strategic collaboration with Air Works was an essential first step underneath the Boeing India Restore Improvement and Sustainment (BIRDS) hub launched final yr. The BIRDS hub envisions a collaboration with key native firms and companies to develop India into an aviation and defence restore and sustainment hub.

D Anand Bhaskar, Managing Director and CEO, Air Works Group, “The heavy upkeep checks on Indian Navy’s P-8I complement our imaginative and prescient of making stronger and sustainable MRO capabilities, inside the nation. Sustaining such mission-critical platforms for the nation’s defence forces is a matter of immense satisfaction for Air Works. On the similar time, it additionally displays the ‘coming-of-age’ or maturing of indigenous MRO capabilities in aviation, defence and aerospace, which might ship large benefits for the nation. We thank Boeing for his or her belief in us and look ahead to increasing our strategic partnership to finally ship operational excellence on different vital platforms of our defence forces to their full satisfaction”.

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The Boeing and Air Works collaboration has already been enabling sooner turnarounds and enhanced operational functionality inside the nation for the nation’s key defence platforms. The partnership started with the primary P-8I plane Part 32 checks, and has grown to incorporate Part 48 checks and MRO on the touchdown gear of the Indian Air Drive’s 737 VVIP plane.

(With ANI inputs)

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