Boeing inaugurates second phase of aerospace engineering facility in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, September 23, 2017 – The Minister-of-State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, inaugurated Boeing’s additional new facility at the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC) in Bengaluru. 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 center also includes laboratories for research to support next-gen 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 andcapacity in the Indian aerospace sector is commendable,” said Jayant Sinha,Minister-of-State for Civil Aviation. “I congratulate the team on this brandnew addition to the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center and am proudthat Boeing is leveraging India’s engineering talent and its expertise for someof the most advanced aerospace products in the world, and developing complexsolutions for the world.”
This significant expansion comes soon after Boeingopened its engineering center in January earlier this year, demonstratingBoeing’s commitment to building an innovative, and world-class, competitiveaerospace ecosystem in India. “As a source for innovative and cutting-edgeengineering, India offers us tremendous growth potential,” said Pratyush Kumar,President, Boeing India. “This is a winning formula for India and our ownglobal growth strategy for improved productivity, enhanced engineeringefficiency and cost advantage, while focusing on quality.”
Recently Boeing announced a partnership with Ministryof Civil Aviation and Air India Engineering Services Ltd. (AIESL) to develop anAircraft Maintenance Engineers Accelerated Apprenticeship Program. The keyobjective of the program is to improve the employability of AMEs throughtraining and hands-on experience with actual aircraft. Boeing’s other contributions to the industry includesoftware tools that are used to support efficient airspace management anddecongestion at Indian airports.
In addition to developing engineering capabilities,Boeing is also actively involved in developing skills across the aviationsector by partnering with leading Indian vocational training institutes,industrial training institutes and Indian partners, to train workers for theaerospace industry.