Hyderabad: GE Aerospace and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) on Friday announced that they have extended the manufacturing agreement, under which TASL will continue to produce and supply several commercial aircraft engine components to GE’s global engine manufacturing factories.
The multi-year long term contract is valued over USD $1 billion and showcases the growing relationship between GE and TASL in the aerospace industry.
The engine parts will be manufactured at the Tata Centre of Excellence for Aero Engines (“Tata-TCoE”) in Hyderabad, TASL said in a release here.
TCoE for Aero Engines was established in 2018 to manufacture CFM International LEAP engine components in India.
The LEAP engine continues to deliver improved fuel efficiency and asset utilization for today’s newest commercial narrow body aircraft, logging more than 23 million engine flight hours since entering service in 2016.
The Tata GE-COE showcases world class manufacturing, special processes, and engineering capabilities in India. It specializes in advanced, precision-machining technologies for aircraft engine manufacturing. These include special process technologies like thermal spray, electron beam welding and X-ray radiography.
The Tata-TCoE incorporates Industry 4.0 practices in a digital paperless factory.
“Our relationship with TASL has matured over the last five years. The Tata Centre of Excellence for Aero Engines has grown in scale and importance for us over time and is an excellent showcase of Make in India, for the world,” said Mike Kauffman, Vice President and GM, Purchasing, GE Aerospace.
“TASL has evolved as the supplier of choice for the global aerospace and defense industry. We continue to invest in growing the aerospace skill base, technology, and production capability in the country.
The TCoE for Aero Engines has been set up as the state-of-the-art modern shop for complex aero-engine manufacturing for global customers. As a leading commercial engine manufacturer, GE has helped us develop critical aero-engine manufacturing processes here in India with support from GE’s engineering team,” said Sukaran Singh, Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer, Tata Advanced Systems Limited.
CFM International is a 50/50 joint business between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.
GE Aerospace and its joint ventures have an installed base of more than 39,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines, and the business is playing a vital role in shaping the future of flight.