Boeing’s additional new facility at the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Centre (BIETC) was inaugurated here on Saturday by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha.
The additional facility will enable Boeing to focus on state-of-the-art technology areas such as data analytics, internet-of-things, avionics, aerospace design, manufacturing, testing and research, to support Boeing products and systems, more efficiently in India, and around the world. The hub also includes laboratories for research to support next-generation innovations in aerospace.
With this expansion, Boeing has nearly doubled its existing facility in Bengaluru. The number of engineers will also double by the end of 2017.
“Boeing’s commitment to growth of capability and capacity in the Indian aerospace sector is commendable,” said Sinha. “I congratulate the team on this brand new addition to the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Centre and am proud that Boeing is leveraging India’s engineering talent and its expertise for some of the most advanced aerospace products in the world, and developing complex solutions for the world.”
This significant expansion comes soon after Boeing opened its engineering centre in January earlier this year, demonstrating Boeing’s commitment to building an innovative, and world-class, competitive aerospace ecosystem in India.
“As a source for innovative and cutting-edge engineering, India offers us tremendous growth potential,” said Pratyush Kumar, President, Boeing India. “This is a winning formula for India and our own global growth strategy for improved productivity, enhanced engineering efficiency and cost advantage, while focusing on quality.”
Recently, Boeing announced a partnership with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL) to develop an Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Accelerated Apprenticeship Programme. The key objective of the programme is to improve the employability of AMEs through training and hands-on experience with actual aircraft.
Boeing’s other contributions to the industry include software tools that are used to support efficient airspace management and decongestion at Indian airports.
In addition to developing engineering capabilities, Boeing is also actively involved in developing skills across the aviation sector by partnering with leading Indian vocational training institutes, industrial training institutes and Indian partners, to train workers for the aerospace industry.