Airbus is looking at setting up assembly lines to manufacture military transport aircraft and helicopters under the ‘Make in India’ program.
Airbus’ sourcing of equipment from India is likely to reach $2 billion (INR 13, 395 crore) by 2020. Airbus’ sourcing from India had exceeded $500 million (Rs 3,350 crore) in 2015. This is the highest sourcing ever by any aerospace and defence original equipment maker from India, Airbus was quoted as saying in a statement Monday by Business Standard news daily.
The $500-million procurement figure represents a 15 per cent growth over 2014. “Overall, Airbus’s procurement from India has grown 16 times in the past decade. Today, every Airbus commercial aircraft being produced is partly made in India,” it said.
Airbus sources engineering and information technology services, aerostructures, parts and cabins for its civil and military aircraft from India.
“If our proposals to make the C295W military transporter in India with Tata, and military helicopters with Mahindra materialise, we will help set up system integration and assembly lines, which will spawn an Indian defence supplier base second to none,” said Pierre de Bausset, president and managing director, Airbus Group India.
Airbus Group will showcase scaled models of its military helicopters, surveillance radars and observation systems based on its participation in Make in India programs at the upcoming Defexpo 2016 in Goa later this month. Scaled models of C295W as well as the military helicopters H125M Fennec, AS565MBe Panther, EC725 (now marketed as the H225M), SPEXER border/ coastal surveillance radar, a land based Electro Optical Targeting System (EOTS), ARGOS II and GOSHAWK II airborne observation systems, MUSS self-protection system against guided ammunition for battlefield vehicles and ALTAS-2QB hostile laser warners will be at display during the exposition, the company said in a...
Airbus Helicopters and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Proof-of-Concept Trials, named the Skyways Project, in Singapore. The MOU was signed between Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice-President, Engineering, Airbus Helicopters and Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS at the side lines of Singapore Air Show today, and was witnessed by Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Group and Pang Kin Keong, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Transport, Singapore
The Philippines Air Force has taken delivery of the third and final Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft from Airbus DS. The aircraft was ferried from the final assembly line at Seville, Spain to Clark Air Base, Philippines, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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