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Tata Advanced Materials to provide interior panels for Boeing planes

07 September 2016

Tata Advanced Materials Ltd (TAML), a subsidiary of Tata Industries Ltd, has bagged a contract from aerospace giant Boeing to provide composite interior closeout panels for its P-8 aircraft. The composite will cover the interior wall structure of the aircraft.

The financials of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

The P-8 is designed for long-range anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, 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 Sudhi Ranjan Mukherjee, CEO, TAML. ''We 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 currently manufactures tail cone and auxiliary power unit door of P-8 in India. Additionally, TAML works with Dynamatic Technologies Ltd, an Indian company involved in precision engineering, providing support for medium-to-heavy lift helicopter CH-47F Chinook, and 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.

Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd, have established a joint venture in India to produce AH-64 Apache fuselages, coproduce aero structures and pursue integrated systems development opportunities in India.

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