Union Minister of Civil Aviation & Steel, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia unveiled Airbus’s significant expansion in its “Make-in-India” initiative during a momentous event held yesterday. Airbus and Dynamatic Technologies have joined hands to manufacture all doors for the single-aisle A220 family aircraft in India.
Talking about the new manufacturing facility Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia said,“India is steadily becoming a destination for aerospace manufacturing across the world, the largest order for the aircraft doors to Dynamatic technologies which is already working with Airbus is a great moment in Hon’ble Prime Minister’s resolve for make in India.”
Talking about Airbus’ contribution to the Make in India mission, he said,“The company is already exporting made-in-India products worth $750 million and aims to double it in the next year or so. From a management centre that has India Information Management Center, Airbus India Innovation Center to a pilot training centre, there has been a tremendous investment both in technology transfer as well as human resource development in India by Airbus. Also, I thank Airbus for strengthening the Indo-France ties.”
Elaborating on the government’s efforts vis-à-vis the aviation industry, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia said,“We reached a new high of 1100 commercial pilot licenses that we have given out and we are very committed along that path of developing the human resource potential within India.”
A220 is ideally suited for India’s UDAN
- With a range of up to 3,600 nautical miles (6,700 kilometres) and seating capacity ranging from 100 to 160 passengers, the A220 is ideally suited for India’s UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme, aimed at enhancing regional connectivity and promoting economic growth across the nation.
- The Dynamatic Technologies manufacturing facility of all doors for the single-aisle A220 family aircraft will offer an incredible opportunity for the Indian private sector to enter a technology-intensive and highly competitive aviation industry. Additionally, it will elevate domestic manufacturing capabilities leading to reduced import dependence and increased exports. India is witnessing a transformation into a global manufacturing hub supported by progression in the value chain under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat mission.
The impetus to Make in India Mission
- This is the second contract for doors, awarded by Airbus to an Indian supplier. For the first time, an Indian company will do system integration work for an Airbus aircraft. Earlier in 2023, Airbus gave the contract for the manufacturing of bulk and cargo doors of the A320 Family to Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. to collaborate on the replacement of the Indian Airforce’s fleet of Avro-748 aircraft with reliable and robust Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft. The project, worth roughly $ 3 billion, entails a supply of 56 aircraft to the Indian Air Force.
- Pro-business policies of the government are helping India become a more and more prominent aerospace manufacturing country. Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia visited the final assembly line of A220 aircraft at Mirabel in May 2022.
- Yesterday every Airbus commercial aircraft and every Airbus helicopter had critical technologies and systems designed, manufactured, and maintained in India. Airbus in partnership with the local manufacturers supports nearly 10,000 jobs in India. By 2025, this number is likely to rise to about 15,000. With this &in the near future, Airbus will double its procurement from India from UD$750 million to UD$1.5 billion.
Giving a fillip to the Government of India’s ‘AatmaNirbharBharat’ vision
- Earlier, Airbus signed contracts with Aequs, Dynamatic, Gardner and Mahindra Aerospace for the supply of airframe and wing parts across Airbus’ A320neo, A330neo and A350 programs.
- In 2022, laying the foundation stone of the C-295 transport aircraft manufacturing plant in Vadodara, Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is moving forward with the mantra of ‘Make in India, Make for the World.’
- This collaboration will create a downstream value chain for detailed parts to be manufactured by other Indian suppliers. This landmark decision marks one of the largest export contracts for an Indian aerospace manufacturing company to date.
Disclaimer: This is an official press release by Pib.