New Delhi. 14 March 2018. Boeing and TAL Manufacturing Solutions (TAL) announced the signing of a new contract for TAL’s continued manufacturing of the Advanced Composite Floor Beam (ACFB) for Boeing’s 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes. This reaffirms TAL’s world-class manufacturing competencies and capabilities to meet Boeing’s quality and delivery objectives on critical and highly complex 787 structural component.
“The collaboration between Boeing and several Tata group companies on various aerospace and defence programmes in India will drive synergies and create future opportunities for both companies in manufacturing and innovation. This partnership demonstrates our capability in providing world-class standards of precision and quality and developing a highly skilled workforce to undertake high-technology work for global customers”, said Banmali Agrawala, President, Infrastructure, Defence and Aerospace, Tata Sons.
Boeing awarded the first contract to TAL for the floor beams in October 2011, and TAL recently delivered the 13,000th floor beam successfully to 787 fuselage suppliers. TAL has a dedicated manufacturing facility for Boeing, in the MIHAN SEZ in Nagpur, India, from where it manufactures and ships the ACFBs.
“This new contract for Advanced Composite Floor Beams for the 787-9 and 787-10 is a reaffirmation of our belief and commitment in India”, said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India. “Boeing has provided advanced technology to support this partnership, and closely worked with TAL as they trained the frontline factory workers who are now delivering world class quality.”
Lokesh Srivastava, COO, TAL Manufacturing Solutions said, “We have been able to meet the quality and delivery needs of the 787 program, using next-generation technology and manufacturing practices for making the ACFBs. The new contract reinforces the value potential of our partnership and is a testament to this recognition of not just TAL, but the expertise being developed across India in aerospace manufacturing.”
Boeing and various Tata group companies have established partnerships in India to manufacture aerostructures for Boeing’s commercial and military aircraft. Recently, Tata Boeing Aerospace inaugurated its state-of-the-art Apache fuselage facility in Hyderabad.