Tata Advanced Materials & Boeing sign agreement for P-8 interior panels
Tata Advanced Materials Limited (TAML), a subsidiary of Tata Industries Limited, has been awarded a contract from Boeing to provide composite interior closeout panels for the P-8 aircraft that cover the interior wall structure of the aircraft. The P-8 is designed for long-range anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, as well as armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. A derivative of Boeing’s Next-Generation 737-800, it is capable of broad-area maritime operations.
“This contract is another example of Indian companies becoming part of the global supply chain and manufacturing aerospace parts for the world’s most advanced products,” said Mr. Sudhi Ranjan Mukherjee, Chief Executive Officer, TAML. He further added, “We are pleased to expand our relationship with Boeing and are confident that the two organisations will continue to make a significant contribution to aerospace manufacturing in India.”
The contract with Boeing will help strengthen TAML’s position as a strong and reliable partner in aero structures segment. Simultaneously, it reinforces the Make in India initiative by the Government of India, which is focused on increasing the country’s manufacturing capabilities, and making India a global manufacturing hub.
TAML is currently under contract to manufacture the P-8 tail cone and auxiliary power unit door fairing out of India. Additionally, TAML works for Dynamatic Technologies Limited in support of the CH-47F Chinook, a medium-to-heavy lift helicopter, and for P-8 cabinets.
In addition, Boeing and various Tata companies have established partnerships in India to manufacture aerostructures for Boeing’s commercial and military aircraft. For example, Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited, have established a joint venture in India to produce AH-64 Apache fuselages, coproduce aero structures and pursue integrated systems development opportunities in India.
About Tata Advanced Materials Limited
Tata Advanced Materials Limited (TAML), a subsidiary of TATA Industries Limited, is a pioneer and leader in Composite Manufacturing and Solutions, catering to the demands of the Aerospace, Space, Defence and Industrial Composites realms across the globe. With a 16-acre facility housing a State-of-the-Art infrastructure of global standards, TAML employs more than 500 skilled engineers and operators. Composite Parts for Space Applications, Structural Components, Engine Components, Personal and Vehicle Armour and Composite parts for various Industrial Applications are some of the products that TAML manufactures for various OEMs and Tier 1’s. Having achieved a revenue of over $33 Million in FY16, which ended in March, TATA Advanced Materials Limited aims at reaching the ‘$100 Million Revenue’ mark by 2020, becoming “The Supplier of Choice” for the Aerospace, Defence & Industrial Industry.