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ASIA-PA­CIFIC LI­CENCE MAN­U­FAC­TURE OF ALH-CIVIL UN­DER TOT As a ma­jor boost to de­fence man­u­fac­tur­ing and Govern­ment’s ‘Make in In­dia’ ini­tia­tive, Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Limited (HAL) has of­fered the in­dige­nous ‘Ad­vanced Light He­li­copter-Dhruv’ (civil ver­sion) for man­u­fac­tur­ing to po­ten­tial In­dian pri­vate com­pa­nies through Trans-

fer of Tech­nol­ogy (TOT). Ac­cord­ingly, the Com­pany has in­vited Ex­pres­sion of In­ter­est for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of In­dian Part­ner. “Con­sid­er­ing the in­creas­ing need of he­li­copters in civil op­er­a­tions of the coun­try, this will be a mega deal from HAL which is the OEM and Li­cen­sor”, says T Su­varna Raju, CMD, HAL.

MAHIN­DRA AEROSPACE AND VIK­ING AIR FORM STRATE­GIC ALLIANCE

Mahin­dra Aerospace has signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with Canada’s Vik­ing Air to “lever­age their unique and com­ple­men­tary re­sources” to form a strate­gic alliance to ex­ploit the up­com­ing busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties in In­dia’s re­gional avi­a­tion sec­tor. The two com­pa­nies will “sup­port each other’s non-com­pet­ing air­craft busi­ness to boost mar­ket pen­e­tra­tion in iden­ti­fied ter­ri­to­ries.” The MoU was signed dur­ing the visit of Cana­dian Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau to In­dia.

LEONARDO EX­PANDS PRES­ENCE IN BANGLADESH

Leonardo is ex­pand­ing its share of the grow­ing Bangladeshi he­li­copter mar­ket with the an­nounce­ment, dur­ing Sin­ga­pore Air Show, of the up­com­ing de­liv­ery of five he­li­copters to Bashund­hara Air­ways, com­pris­ing three AW109 Trekkers and two AW119Kx. The he­li­copters will be used for EMS, util­ity, law-en­force­ment, sur­veil­lance, VIP, cor­po­rate & pas­sen­ger trans­port and are all sched­uled to be de­liv­ered be­fore the end of 2018, bring­ing Leonardo’s mar­ket share above 30 per­cent.

PRATT & WHIT­NEY’S MAN­U­FAC­TUR­ING FA­CIL­ITY IN SIN­GA­PORE

Pratt & Whit­ney, a divi­sion of United Tech­nolo­gies Cor­po­ra­tion, has an­nounced an im­por­tant in­crease in pro­duc­tion at its first ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Sin­ga­pore in or­der to help Pratt & Whit­ney’s 2018 ramp-up of pro­duc­tion. This fa­cil­ity is op­er­ated by P&W NGPF Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pany Sin­ga­pore Pvt Ltd, a joint ven­ture with Han­wha Tech­win Com­pany Ltd. This in­crease in pro­duc­tion sup­ports the re­cent an­nounce­ment by Sin­ga­pore’s Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Board to achieve $3 billion in man­u­fac­tur­ing net out­put by 2020 for the coun­try’s aerospace in­dus­try. Pratt & Whit­ney’s Asia Pa­cific op­er­a­tions are also lo­cated in China, In­dia and New Zealand.

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