aseem
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Airbus In India: Manufacturing & Training

Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:50 pm

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.

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RE: Airbus In India: Manufacturing & Training

Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:06 pm

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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aseem
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RE: Airbus In India: Manufacturing & Training

Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:15 am

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..
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RE: Airbus In India: Manufacturing & Training

Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:03 pm

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

Completely agree with you on that ! Or else, privatise HAL !!
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RE: Airbus In India: Manufacturing & Training

Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:33 pm

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