The two companies also announced their intention to pursue military engine and aircraft system opportunities for the India market. The LEAP engine is the world’s leading jet engine for single-aisle commercial jets.
The press release also said that a new Centre of Excellence will be established to help develop a robust ecosystem for aircraft engine manufacturing in India and build related capabilities.
“We look forward to working with GE to build more expertise and strengthen India’s defence manufacturing capabilities,” said N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons. “Tata group’s partnership with GE will help drive synergies in defence manufacturing and focus on innovation to support our armed forces.”