Paris: Rockwell Collins will expand its strategic relationship with India's HCL Technologies, which will see the delivery of high value services in software and hardware development, as well as in mechanical engineering for product life-cycle development.
The renewable agreement will see HCL serving as an extension of Rockwell Collins' engineering centers. About 300 HCL engineers and experts will now be dedicated for Rockwell Collins' offshore design and development centres in Chennai and Bangalore.
"The new design centres plays a key role in providing additional resources we need to advance smart communications and aviation electronic solutions for our worldwide customer base," Kelly Ortberg, senior vice president of commercial systems at Rockwell Collins, said at the Paris Air Show.
"In addition to gaining increased efficiency through 24-hour a day engineering operations, having these centres in Asia will increase our presence, visibility and access to our customers in that region of the globe."
HCL's relationship with Rockwell Collins began six years ago with a verification and validation project and has grown substantially in size and strategic relevance since then, said Shami Khorana, president of HCL America.
"As one of the first aerospace companies to look to India as a strategic sourcing destination, Rockwell Collins has been a pioneer and leader in aerospace global sourcing and we're thrilled to have contributed to the company's success," he said.