In a significant move supporting the Indian government’s ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ vision, Airbus has entered into fresh agreements with multiple suppliers based in India to produce components crucial to commercial aircraft.
Noteworthy collaborations have been established with Aequs, Dynamatic, Gardner, and Mahindra Aerospace, focusing on the supply of airframe and wing parts across Airbus’ A320neo, A330neo, and A350 programs.
Strengthening Global Programs
These latest contracts are poised to bolster Airbus’ global commercial aircraft programs while concurrently enhancing India’s aviation ecosystem in various technologies, encompassing sheet metal, machining, and extrusion profiles.
“Make in India” Strategy Central to Airbus
Rémi Maillard, President and Managing Director of Airbus India and South Asia, emphasized, “Make in India is at the core of Airbus’ strategy in India. We are proud that we are putting in place all the critical building blocks for an integrated industrial ecosystem that will propel India into the front ranks of aerospace manufacturing nations.”
Strategic Partnerships and Resource Hub
Maillard further highlighted the strategic significance of India for Airbus, viewing it not merely as a market but as a vital resource hub for human capital and aerospace components and services.
The extended partnership with Aequs, Dynamatic, Gardner, and Mahindra Aerospace reflects Airbus’s commitment to collaborating with trusted partners in India, known for their technical expertise and operational excellence.
These recent contracts build on the earlier allocation of A320neo family cargo and bulk cargo doors manufacturing to Tata Advanced Systems earlier this year.
Airbus already sources components and services worth $750 million annually from India, and the new agreements are expected to significantly increase these volumes. Every Airbus commercial aircraft incorporates components and technologies manufactured in India, contributing to the sustenance of nearly 10,000 jobs.
Airbus aims to raise this number to approximately 15,000 jobs in India by 2025, further solidifying its commitment to the ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ vision.
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