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Airbus In India: Manufacturing & Training  
User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

don't know how much to read into is, but it is interesting anyhow

Quote:
NEW DELHI: Seeking to gain a bigger foothold in India's growing aviation market and also expand trade with the country, France has said it intends to set up aircraft manufacturing and training facilities in this sub-continent nation.

"We foresee greater co-operation between both countries especially in the aeronautical sector. We are planning to set up aircraft manufacturing and training facilities here," French ambassador to India Dominique Girard said.

His comments, during a function here on Sunday, come months after officials of Airbus Industrie, headquartered in Toulouse, France, said that the aircraft manufacturer plans to outsource as much as 60 per cent of its production and intends to allocate more work to India and China.

The Times of India

it is too premature to judge whether they are contemplating assembly line or just the parts. Personally, I'd not jump to conclusion and rather wait for more reports to come in.

rgds
VT-ASJ


ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
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User currently offlineWindowseater From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

The scoop is that for the time being, Airbus is looking to set up an MRO unit in India. Some suggested Nagpur as the place chosen, but I doubt they will install themselves in the same place as where Boeing will.

Also, I don't know if you'd have noticed, but in the month of April, Airbus had come out with a recruitment ad in the TOI Ascent BLR edition for India-specific maintenance engineers and ppl interested in training aspects.

Honestly, manufacturing-wise, I don't see any player apart from HAL who has the industrial capability to make stuff for Airbus, but then we are all aware of their work-culture and "punch-and-lunch" attitude. Having said that, quite a few IT industries have already implicated themselves in R&D projects for Airbus and that share of the pie is gradually increasing.

All I can say is that with the boom in aviation, training and subsequently engineering services are entering Indian shores and though the local press may not make much sense of it now, trust me, there is lots going on behind the scenes !



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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Quoting Windowseater (Reply 1):
All I can say is that with the boom in aviation, training and subsequently engineering services are entering Indian shores and though the local press may not make much sense of it now, trust me, there is lots going on behind the scenes !

can't comment much! we need serious vender development for engineering hardware..
rgds
VT-ASJ



ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
User currently offlineWindowseater From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 2):
we need serious vender development for engineering hardware

Completely agree with you on that ! Or else, privatise HAL !!



'To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. To fly is everything.' - Otto Lilienthal
User currently offlineLeftWing From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

What about training pilots look at the damn shortage...Boeing estimates 2000 pilots for just 2006-2008....and no real flt schools in India....

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