Indian firm to build parts for Boeing’s Chinook
Indian firm Dynamatic Technologies Ltd (DTL) has been awarded a first supplier contract in the country to manufacture the aft pylon and cargo ramp assemblies for Boeing’s model CH-47F Chinook, a platform that the IAF will be ordering 15 of shortly. Late last year, the IAF chose the CH-47F over the Mi-26T in its heavy-lift helicopter competition, with a contract likely to be signed this fiscal.
“This contract is another demonstra- tion of our commitment to partnering with India’s aerospace industry to bring the best local talent and technologies to Boeing and in turn to our customers,” said Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar. Earlier in March 2010, DTL won a contract award to supply the mission and power equipment cabinets for the Indian Navy’s P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft. “Boeing’s high-quality products and unique processes make it a terrific customer for us to have,” said Udayant Malhoutra, CEO and Managing Director, Dynamatic Technologies Limited. “This order gives us the opportunity to be involved in Boeing’s global supply chain at a whole new level.”