Boeing announced the addition of a new production line at its joint venture, the Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (T(BA)L) in Hyderabad, Telangana, to manufacture complex vertical fin structures for the 737 family of airplanes. The expansion marks a significant milestone for the joint venture.
“This is a noteworthy step in the growth of India’s aerospace and defence manufacturing,” said K. T. Rama Rao, Telangana Municipal Administration and Industries Minister.
This new production line for complex vertical fin structures is another testament for Tata Advanced Systems Limited’s commitment towards making India self-reliant in defence manufacturing.
The vertical fin is a complex structural part and the new production line will utilize cutting-edge robotics and automation in manufacturing.
The expansion will create additional employment opportunities and enable skill development as well.
Spread over 14,000 square meters, the state-of-the-art facility has been producing aero-structures for Boeing’s AH-64 Apache helicopter, including fuselages, secondary structures, and vertical spar boxes for customers worldwide.