TASL de­liv­ers the first crown, tail­cone to Boe­ing for In­dian Chi­nook

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Boe­ing and Tata Ad­vanced Sys­tems Limited (TASL) have an­nounced the de­liv­ery of the first crown and tail­cone assem­bly for the In­dian con­fig­u­ra­tion of the CH-47F Chi­nook he­li­copter. Man­u­fac­tured by TASL in Hy­der­abad, the parts will be de­liv­ered to Boe­ing for fi­nal assem­bly of the 15 he­li­copters on de­liv­ery to the In­dian Air Force. TASL, a wholly- owned sub­sidiary of Tata Sons, is fo­cused on pro­vid­ing in­te­grated so­lu­tions for aero­space, de­fence and home­land se­cu­rity.

“This de­liv­ery is an­other sig­nif­i­cant step in our jour­ney to in­crease de­fence ca­pa­bil­ity and man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pac­ity out of In­dia with our strate­gic part­ners,” Pratyush Ku­mar, Pres­i­dent, Boe­ing In­dia, said. “Tata Ad­vanced Sys­tems has demon­strated its abil­ity to de­liver high-qual­ity com­po­nents to the CH-47F Chi­nook pro­gramme on sched­ule, which in turn helps Boe­ing meet com­mit­ments to its cus­tomers. We are clearly in­ter­ested in lever­ag­ing the full po­ten­tial of ca­pa­bil­ity that ex­ists in In­dia to con­tinue de­liv­er­ing greater value for less cost to our U.S. and in­ter­na­tional cus­tomers,” he said.

Sukaran Singh, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, TASL, said, “We are proud to de­liver the first crown and tail­cone assem­bly for CH-47F Chi­nook he­li­copter. Un­der­tak­ing the re­spon­si­bil­ity of com­plete man­u­fac­ture and assem­bly for Boe­ing gives us an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to dis­play our ca­pa­bil­ity of de­vel­op­ment and assem­bly projects in high tech­nol­ogy ar­eas to global qual­ity stan­dards. Our en­deav­our is to con­trib­ute to the In­dian de­fence in­dus­try and demon­strate our com­mit­ment to the ‘Make in In­dia’ ini­tia­tive.”

In­dia’s Min­istry of De­fence had fi­nalised an or­der with Boe­ing in 2015 for the pro­duc­tion, train­ing and sup­port of 15 CH-47F Chi­nook heavylift he­li­copters to en­hance In­dia’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties across a range of mil­i­tary and hu­man­i­tar­ian mis­sions. De­liv­er­ies will be­gin in 2019.

TASL is al­ready de­liv­er­ing crown and tail­cones for CH-47 Chi­nook he­li­copters for the US Army and in­ter­na­tional cus­tomers. The CH47F Chi­nook is the ad­vanced mul­ti­mis­sion he­li­copter which is be­ing op­er­ated by the U.S. Army and 18 other de­fence forces around the world.

Boe­ing’s net­work in In­dia in­cludes 35 direct and 120 in­di­rect sup­pli­ers from In­dia that man­u­fac­ture ad­vanced and com­plex com­po­nents and sub­assem­blies for a range of var­i­ous com­mer­cial and de­fence air­craft such as the 787 Dream­liner, 777X, F/A-18, F-15, P-8, CH-47 Chi­nook and AH-64 Apache. Boe­ing sup­ports the Make in In­dia ini­tia­tive through ac­cel­er­ated in­vest­ments in man­u­fac­tur­ing, skill de­vel­op­ment and en­gi­neer­ing to build a strong and in­dige­nous aero­space and de­fence ecosys­tem.

Boe­ing has been ac­tive in In­dia for 75 years with its com­mer­cial air­planes pro­vid­ing the main­stay of In­dia’s civil avi­a­tion sec­tor. In ad­di­tion, Boe­ing’s mil­i­tary air­craft and ser­vices busi­ness is play­ing an im­por­tant role in the mod­erni­sa­tion and mis­sion-readi­ness of In­dia’s de­fence forces. Boe­ing is fo­cused on de­liv­er­ing value to In­dian cus­tomers with ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies and per­for­mance driven air­craft un­der­scored by life­cy­cle sup­port ser­vices. Boe­ing is also com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing sus­tain­able value in the In­dian aero­space sec­tor – de­vel­op­ing lo­cal sup­pli­ers, pur­su­ing busi­ness part­ner­ships and shap­ing re­search and tech­ni­cal col­lab­o­ra­tions with In­dian com­pa­nies and in­sti­tu­tions. In a short span of five years, TASL has be­come a sig­nif­i­cant player in the global aero­space mar­ket, be­com­ing the pre­mier man­u­fac­tur­ing part­ner for global OEMs, in­clud­ing Boe­ing, Air­bus Group, Siko­rsky Air­craft Cor­po­ra­tion, Lock­heed Martin Aero­nau­tics, Pi­la­tus Air­craft Ltd, Cob­ham Mis­sion Equip­ment, RUAG Avi­a­tion, as well as the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia’s De­fence Re­search & De­vel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion.

It has ca­pa­bil­i­ties through­out the en­tire aero­space value chain from de­sign to full air­craft assem­bly, and is well po­si­tioned in other ar­eas that in­clude mis­siles, radars, un­manned aerial sys­tems, com­mand and con­trol sys­tems, op­tron­ics and home­land se­cu­rity.

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