The manufacturing agreement between GE Aerospace and Tata Advanced Systems has been extended, and as a result, several commercial aircraft engine components will continue to be produced and supplied to GE’s global engine manufacturing facilities.
According to an official statement issued on Friday, the multi-year long-term contract is worth more than USD 1 billion and demonstrates GE Aerospace and Tata Advanced Systems’ growing relationship in the aerospace industry. The Tata Centre of Excellence for Aero Engines in Hyderabad will produce the engine parts.
The Tata GE-COE highlights India’s superior engineering, special processes, and manufacturing capabilities. It specializes in cutting-edge, precise machining processes for the production of aircraft engines. These include specialised process technologies like X-ray radiography, thermal spray, and electron beam welding. In a digital, paperless factory called the Tata-TCoE, Industry 4.0 practises are implemented.
In order to manufacture complex aero-engines for customers around the world, the Tata Center of Excellence for Aero Engines has been established. We have developed vital aero-engine manufacturing processes here in India with the assistance of GE, a leading commercial engine manufacturer.
In addition to the John F. Welch Technology Centre in Bengaluru, which has more than 6,000 researchers and engineers working there, GE also operates five other technology centers in India. In aviation R&D, about 1,000 engineers are employed.
GE’s aviation presence in India extends beyond local production to include military aviation hardware, commercial aviation engines, marine operations, avionics, maintenance, product development, and research. Tata Advanced Systems, Mahindra Aero structures, Godrej and Boyce, and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited are just a few of the Indian companies that are a part of GE’s aviation supply chain.